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Doer’s Profile: Sallie Morgan

MHA Local News

Sallie Morgan: Executive Director, Mental Health Association of Fauquier/Rappahannock, long-time board chair, Aging Together, member, PATH Foundation Social Responsibility Committee, board member, Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC) and chair of its Theatre Group, helped establish and manage RAAC’s “Soup and Soul” and “No Ordinary Person” events; former board member, Free Clinic, former program director, Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services and founder, […]

Behavioral Health Resources for Rappahannock Residents

MHA Local News

For individuals in addiction recovery, maintaining contact with sources of support can be essential, says the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County, which also serves Rappahannock resident. The current social distancing protocols have made the usual means of group and individual support challenging. By Mental Health Association of Fauquier County Rappahannock News → Read the […]

In Age of Uncertainty, More Rappahannock Residents Turn to Telehealth

MHA Local News

Pandemic’s social and financial impact weighs heavily on county as lockdown extends beyond two months. By necessity, doctors and therapists have had to switch to telehealth to treat patients during the COVID-19 lockdown. But it’s looking more and more likely that “distance medicine” is here to stay. That’s certainly how Jim LaGraffe sees it. By […]

School Social Workers Check in with Teens While They are Home from School

MHA Local News

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, Deborah Panagos had just gotten off the phone with a student who was worried about their school schedule for next year. A social worker who splits her time between Cedar Lee Middle School and Liberty High School, Panagos said it’s a conversation she has often. By Robin Earl, […]

Coronavirus Uncertainty Breeds Anxiety

MHA Local News

‘More than anything, people just want to talk’ President Donald Trump has extended the stay-at-home and social distancing recommendations through the end of April, but that’s only a best case scenario. Fuzziness about the future can only intensify one of the pandemic’s more insidious ripple effects — the impact on the mental health of Rappahannock […]

Mental Health Association Director to Retire at the End of the Year

MHA Local News

Sallie Morgan will retire from the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County at the end of 2020 after almost ten years as its executive director, said a March 26 press release signed by MHAFC president Tony Hooper. The organization has begun a search for a new executive director. By Coy Ferrell, Times Staff Writer Fauquier […]

Reaching Young People with Time to Spare

MHA Local News

Suicide prevention specialist returns to Rapp to educate students — and parents — about positive outreach. It was in February that Rappahannock County Public Schools announced the findings of its 2019 PRIDE Survey, which revealed in part that 1 in 3 students in grades 7 through 12 — 35 percent of Rappahannock students canvassed — […]

Grace Episcopal Health Ministry Offers Free Health-Related Events

MHA Local News

The Health Ministry of Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains will host Margaret Rowe, Pharm. D, from Remington Drug Company for a “Blue Bag” event on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a free event, but appointments are required. By Staff Reports Fauquier Times

Substance Use Down, but Serious Mental Health Concerns at Rappahannock Schools

MHA Local News

35 percent of Rapp students surveyed are ‘struggling with depression’ Rather than dwelling on negativity when it comes to any substance abuse among Rappahannock County Public Schools students, those administering 2019’s RCPS PRIDE Survey announced their findings in this optimistic way By John McCaslin Rappahannock News → Read the full article at Rappahannock News

PRIDE Survey Offers Good News on Student Drug Use, but Concerns over Mental Health

MHA Local News

There are many reasons to try to understand at what age – and how often — local students are using drugs and alcohol. For Sallie Morgan, executive director of the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County, one of the most important reasons is the effect early behavior has on the likelihood of future addiction. By […]

Community Forum to Focus on Mental Health?

MHA Local News

The Mental Health Association of Fauquier County and Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains are co-hosting a forum on mental health and wellness at Grace Episcopal Church on Monday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. By Robin Earl, Times Staff Writer Fauquier Times → Read the full article at Fauquier Times

Opioid Ripples: Breaking the Cycle

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Interview with Salie Morgan. Prevention strategies include education and early intervention By Randy Rieland Fauquier Times → Read the full article at Fauquier Times

Breaking the Cycle

MHA Local News

Fifty years ago, war was declared on drugs. President Richard Nixon described drug abuse as “public enemy No. 1.” Money was allocated for treatment programs, and a new federal bureaucracy, the Drug Enforcement Administration, was created. The foot soldiers were state and local cops doing battle one bust at a time. By Randy Rieland, For […]

An Addition Glossary: Treatment

MHA Local News

Finding the right treatment for opioid addiction can be daunting. Not only are there multiple options, but their effectiveness can vary from person to person. One big challenge is how to start your search.  Some options include the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board Crisis Line (540-825-5656), the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County (540) 341-8732) and […]

Where To Get Help

MHA Local News

Virginia’s Piedmont has no shortage of help for opioid addicts and their families. Here is a sampling of available resources. Some require payment; some are free. Some are local resources, some national. Fauquier Times → Read the full article at Fauquier Times

Fauquier Health Donates $2,000 to Mental Health

MHA Local News

Marking the 20th anniversary of its parent company, Fauquier Health this week contributed $2,000 to the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County. Tennessee-based LifePoint Health, which owns the local hospital and affiliated businesses, made contributions of the same amount to causes in each of the 89 communities it serves nationwide. Fauquier Now → Read the […]

‘Trauma-Informed’ County is Goal of Rappahannock Courts, Schools

MHA Local News

School, mental health, court, government, law enforcement and other professionals huddled this past week at the Little Washington Theatre at the urging of the Rappahannock County Juvenile Court to learn about “Trauma Informed Care” for children and adults. It’s ‘not what’s wrong with the child, but what happened to the child’ School, mental health, court, […]

Mental Health Association of Fauquier County

MHA Local News

Advocating for high-quality and accessible mental health services in Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties. Sallie Morgan, Executive Director of Fauquier County Mental Health Association, thinks of her organization as a catalyst for positive change. And what has happened since its inception has been an explosion of good for our community. While the MHA doesn’t provide mental […]

‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ at Hearthstone

MHA Local News

The average length of time between the onset of symptoms for a mental health condition and actually receiving treatment is 10 years. In any given year, only twenty percent of children with a diagnosable mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder receive treatment. Almost one-third of all adolescents ages 13 to 18 will experience an anxiety disorder […]

Students seek to prevent vaping among their peers

MHA Local News

Some teens secretly get away with using a highly-addictive drug in Fauquier public and private schools. “Students would do it (vape) in class and not get caught,” Eireann Maybach, 16, said Monday, recalling her freshman year at Fauquier High. “You would go into the bathrooms and there would be five people doing it in one […]

Discussion on children’s mental health tomorrow at FHS

MHA Local News

Children’s mental health will be the focus of a “Topic Tuesdays” discussion at Fauquier High School’s Falcon Room tomorrow, March 19, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. The public is invited. By Karen Chaffraix, Times Staff Writer Fauquier Times → Read the full article at Fauquier Times

Fauquier drug overdose deaths rose to 20 last year

MHA Local News

Despite a broad community campaign to battle the epidemic, drug overdose deaths in Fauquier spiked again last year — to 20, according to local law enforcement agencies. After a record 22 overdose fatalities in 2016, the county death toll dropped to nine in 2017. By Lawrence Emerson, Editor Fauquier Now → Read the full article […]

Connecting the dots to save children’s lives

MHA Local News

Rappahannock County has virtually no masters level mental health clinicians who specialize in children’s mental health and will bill Medicaid. While some services are available in Culpeper and Warrenton, studies show that there is an inverse relationship between the need to travel for mental health services, and the likelihood that a child actually secures and […]

Supervisors OK 24-bed addiction recovery center

MHA Local News

As expected, Fauquier’s board of supervisors Thursday gave the go-ahead to a proposed residential addiction recovery center just north of Warrenton. After a 40-minute public hearing, the board unanimously approved the PATH Foundation’s special exception permit application to establish the 24-bed, “private-pay” Herren Wellness Retreat at Twin Oaks on 50 acres off James Madison Highway […]

The gift of giving: Mental Health Association of Fauquier County  named 2018 ‘Nonprofit of the Year’

MHA Local News

On Nov. 3, an integral part of Fauquier County’s mental health system was recognized by the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce as Nonprofit of the Year.  By John Hagarty, Contributing Writer Fauquier Times → Read the full article at Fauquier Times

Planners Endorse 24-bed Addiction Recovery Center

MHA Local News

Clearing the first of two important hurdles Thursday night, the PATH Foundation won the support of Fauquier’s planning commission to establish a residential addiction recovery center north of Warrenton. By Don Del Rosso, Staff Journalist Fauquier Now → Read the full article at Fauquier Now

Fauquier Chamber of Commerce names 2018 award winners at weekend gala (Non-Profit Business of 2018)

MHA Local News

Warrenton attorney Marie Washington was named “Business Person of the Year for 2018,” while other organizations were recognized with honors Saturday during the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce Gala and Annual Meeting. By Anita Sherman, Community Editor Fauquier Times → Read the full article at Fauquier Times

Purple lanyards identify Fauquier School staff trained in mental health first aid

MHA Local News

Some 15 teachers sat in little chairs at little tables in the Claude Thompson Elementary School library in Marshall recently for a meeting with Fauquier County schools senior administrators Major Warner and Amy Acor. The two had come to distribute purple lanyards, pins and stickers that say: “I Am Certified in YOUTH Mental Health First […]

Editorial: Finally, good news on mental illness: Teachers, first-responders are learning how to help

MHA Local News

When several Fauquier teachers received purple lanyards last week certifying they had completed a Mental Health First Aid course, it marked a quiet, proactive effort by the county to tackle the problem of mental illness, a reality of modern life broadly acknowledged to be at the root of gun violence, drug addiction and other evils. […]

Talks continue on a facility for recovering addicts in Warrenton

MHA Local News

Fauquier County is moving ahead with efforts to provide space for a residential-treatment center for people recovering from addiction. By James Ivancic, Times Staff Writer Fauquier Times → Read the full article at Fauquier Times

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