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Mental Health Issues: An Illness, not a Choice

This month, May, is Mental Health Awareness Month. Strive, and our sister company Veteran & First Responder Healthcare, are dedicating our Facebook, blogs and other social media channels to highlight some of the major issues is Mental Health Awareness. While at Strive our focus is on treating substance use, overwhelmingly trauma and its resulting mental health issues are at the… Read More

Strive and STOPit: Not Hopeless—Helping Youth Considering Self-Harm

The technology company STOPit this week published the following post and interview with clinicians at Strive Health Paramus. STOPit provides anonymous and configurable reporting through a mobile app, web app and phone hotline, empowering individuals to safely report behavioral health issues. Visit them online at https://stopitsolutions.com/about-stopit/. Note: This post may trigger an adverse reaction. If it is beginning to upset… Read More

Watch: First Responders to the Rescue, but Who Supports Them?

Today we post the second of a series of short video clips, all of which aim to make it clear why VFR is a different kind of rehab for Veterans and first responders.  The first highlighted our experience as vets and first responders ourselves, embodied in our tagline: "We ARE You." The second highlights the courage, and  the treatment needs… Read More

VFR Chief Clinical Officer Dr. John M. Rodolico Receives 2019 William James College Mental Health Leadership Award

"A caring, competent person, who works tirelessly for people, in order to make an impact.." said Brigadier General John Driscoll, commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, of VFR's own Chief Clinical Officer Dr. John Rodolico on March 6 at William James College. The General made his remarks as Dr. Rodolico was honored with the 2019 William James College Mental… Read More
Governor Janet Mills of Maine, who has made fighting the opioid crisis her top priority. Expanded awareness, care, and funding in the form of Medicaid expansion will strengthen addiction rehab efforts.

New Maine Governor Makes Opioid Epidemic Top Target

The state of Maine has a new Governor, Janet Mills, inaugurated January 2, and the opioid crisis is her top priority. No sooner was she sworn in did Mills declare her plans for comprehensive action to fight the crisis in the state. Maine has consistently and tragically been in the top 10 in per capita numbers of opioid-related deaths and… Read More

Watch: ‘Strive, This is Different’

Today, as the new year kicks off, Strive begins airing a series of short video clips highlighting the unique care offered at Strive Health. There is much that distinguishes Strive: personalized and collaborative treatment, service to underserved populations such as women and Veterans, outpatient Recovery in the Real World, strong ties and followup with our clients in their communities, and… Read More