News stories from Counterpoint
RUTLAND – Implementing mutual peer support as a staff person at a traditional mental health provider was a key topic in an interview with two peer support workers acting in newly created positions at Rutland Regional Medical Center’s inpatient psychiatric unit.
For Thelma Stout, the fact that she’s a hospital employee makes it appropriate to share her strong support for the use of medication with patients on the unit.
“I’m a peer, but I’m not a peer who hates meds,” she said.
She said she has seen drugs work, including for herself – and including for those who receive them involuntarily.read more
HARTFORD – Four deaths in seven months lent new urgency to creating a barrier to deter people from jumping from the Quechee Gorge bridge, state authorities say, and a temporary chain link fence is expected be installed there this fall.
JB McCarthy, the project manager, said in late August that a bid had been awarded and materials were expected to be ready for the project in mid-September.read more
Counterpoint Fall 2018 • NEWS • page 9 RUTLAND – A total of 54 people responded to the summer Counterpoint poll question, with overwhelming support for the creation of more peer-run community centers and respite beds over the addition of hospital beds to improve the...read more
Counterpoint Fall 2018, Page 7 JOHNSBURY – Regulators found Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in violation of rules last spring for using peer support and other non-hospital support staff to monitor patients waiting for a psychiatric inpatient bed after an...read more
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