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Dr. James Halpern Makes a Difference During People’s Most Difficult Moments

By Erin Carden, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member Dr. James Halpern is a board member for the American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley and a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteer. For the past twenty years he... Continue Reading →

Coping in the Wake of a Tragedy

Our hearts and deepest sympathies are with everyone affected by this weekend's tragic accident in Schoharie. The American Red Cross is working in close coordination with emergency officials to provide emotional support to those involved, including family and community members, as well... Continue Reading →

Local volunteer helps people cope after Hurricane Harvey

Thomas McCarry, LMHC, is the Director of Substance Abuse Prevention at the Institute for Family Health and a Disaster Mental Health volunteer with the American Red Cross. Following Hurricane Harvey, Tom was deployed to Texas to provide emotional support to... Continue Reading →

Disaster Mental Health workers offer even more than material assistance

When disaster strikes, the Red Cross responds, and last month's flooding in West Virginia was no exception. Nearly 500 Red Crossers answered the call to help those in need, many of whom were focused on providing safe shelter, hot meals, and emergency supplies. But some volunteers, like... Continue Reading →

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