mental health

The Mental Health Advocacy Group at RISE

RISE Life Services’ Mental Health Program organizes an Advocacy Group, in which individuals in the MH Program gather to actively promote awareness in the community to end the stigma attached to mental illness. In the past, they have participated in events such as Alive on 25 in Riverhead in order to share the message of awareness among our neighbors on the East End of Long Island. At their table, they distributed items they created along with flyers and snapped pictures for...

The Mental Health Program and Intimate Relationships Group

Communication is the key to enhancing most all situations. Sometimes there is a need to talk about difficult topics or intimate issues. That need was apparent for individuals within the mental health program at RISE Life Services. Cherita Massenburg, mental health program director, knew it would be beneficial to initiate group sessions focused on discussing intimate relationships. A group was formed in June of 2018 and individuals were asked to attend via invitations mailed to them. Participants were eager to meet...

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