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Karen wants what all mothers want for their children —for her son Justin to be able to take care of himself one day. While most people develop that ability before the age of 35, as Justin explains, “Progress for me is gradual.
By Kenneth J. Dudek
Mental health reform has been in the air since the tragic 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, CT. In that time, the nation has witnessed 74 more school shootings. Justified or not, these crimes continue to fuel public discourse about our present mental health system. Many of these instances, including last month’s mass killing in Isla Vista, CA, highlight one glaring inadequacy: how difficult it is for families to get help for their loved ones experiencing a mental health crisis.
By Andrea Roy
One of my favorite parts of working at Fountain House is serving on the academic scholarship committee. Three times a years, for two days at a time, I am privileged to hear first-hand accounts of the amazing things that members accomplish when their intelligence and tenacity are combined with the proper support.
By Howard Owens, MD
The 4-17-14 edition of the New York Times reports a recently published long-term study of trends in the treatment of diabetes, which brings encouraging news to those who are undergoing treatment for this disease. The study documents a quite dramatic reduction in the most serious complications of diabetes over the period from 1990 to 2010.
By Melissa Hollander
Last November, I took a look at the scholarships section on the John Jay College website and immediately noticed an opportunity that I would be eligible for. The MBJ Scholarship for Students with Disabilities was available to a matriculated student with at least a 2.5 GPA who was registered with the Office of Accessibility Services.

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