Press release: Advocate General for Northern Ireland, Geoffrey Cox QC MP called to the Bar

first_imgAdvocate General for Northern Ireland, Geoffrey Cox QC MP, will be called to the Bar of Northern Ireland on Friday 26 October.The call ceremony will be presided over by the Lord Chief Justice. The Advocate General will host a reception at the Royal Courts of Justice after the ceremony for key figures from the legal world.While in Northern Ireland the Advocate General will hold separate meetings with key legal figures including Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Sir Charles Declan Morgan QC PC, Chair of the Bar Council in Northern Ireland, Sarah Ramsey, Director of Public Prosecutions, Stephen Herron and his deputy Michael Agnew. These will be closed meetings to discuss legal issues in Northern Ireland.Advocate General for Northern Ireland, Geoffrey Cox QC MP said: The Call ceremony will take place on Friday 26 October at the Royal Courts of Justice.The position of Advocate General for Northern Ireland is held by the Attorney General for England and Wales by virtue of that office. It is a privilege to be called to the Bar of Northern Ireland. I am looking forward to the ceremony and to meeting members of the judiciary and the legal professions.last_img read more

Baker of the Year finalists for Farm Shop & Deli Awards announced

first_imgThe Farm Shop & Deli Show Baker of the Year finalists been announced, with the winner due to be unveiled at the Farm Shop & Deli Show on 24-26 April, at the NEC, BirminghamFollowing evaluation, deliberation, secret visits and mystery shopping, the judging panel of industry experts has revealed the category finalists, with the winners being announced live at the Farm Shop & Deli Show, 3.15pm on 24 April 2017.Chair of judges Nigel Barden, co chair of Judges Elaine Lemm, Vince Bamford, editor of British Baker and John Gill, Booths, are just some of the 2017 judges who whittled down the category finalists.Back for the fourth year by popular demand, the awards recognise the best-in-class in the specialist independent retail market. They celebrate the very best standards, levels of service, product innovation and community involvement in the sector.Nigel Barden, chair of judges, said: “It’s a joyous journey visiting the awards finalists around the UK and, with the standards being so high, it’s the attention to detail that really makes the winners stand out.”The Baker of the Year finalists are:Bondgate Bakery, Otley, West Yorkshire Hambleton Bakery, Exton, Rutland Hobbs House Bakery, Bristol The Hungry Guest, Petworth, West Sussexlast_img read more

Video: Remembering Alan Kulwicki

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ShoalsFest Announces Inaugural Lineup: Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, More

first_imgShoalsFest, a new one-day event set to take place on October 5th at McFarland Park in Florence, AL, has announced its first wave of artists. The event will feature performances from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, and 400 Unit fiddler Amanda Shires, plus more to be announced.Muscle Shoals, and the surrounding towns of Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Florence (collectively referred to as “The Shoals”) had an immeasurable impact on popular music with what was dubbed the “Muscle Shoals Sound.” Artists ranging from soul/gospel pioneers The Staple Singers (featuring ShoalsFest performer Mavis Staples), Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge and Aretha Franklin to contemporary/folk/rock artists of the day such as Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan descended upon the unlikely “Hit Recording Capital of the World” to record at FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, where they made some of their most seminal recordings that changed the face of music.Notably, festival headliner Jason Isbell is a native of Green Hill, Alabama, making him an appropriate act to headline the new event. As Isbell explains in a press release, “I’ve always wanted to bring a music festival to the Shoals, and McFarland Park is the perfect place to enjoy world-class artists and the beauty of the Singing River,” Isbell says. “These acts are all personal favorites of ours, and we’re proud to bring them to our hometown and show them a good time. I hope y’all are as excited as we are about ShoalsFest 2019.”Tickets for ShoalsFest go on sale next Monday, March 25th, at 10 a.m. CST. For more information and ticketing details, head to the event website here.last_img read more

Seriously funny

first_img“Anyway, I’m Sierra. I’ve been telling jokes for some time. … I went to a pretty competitive high school. … It was really tough on the students. Everybody was kind of in competition to the point where there was one student who jumped off the third floor. … And the next week somebody jumped off the FOURTH floor.”It is late September on Harvard’s Cambridge campus, and one of the Science Center’s large lecture halls is filled to capacity. Students lean forward, as they doubtless did in the hall earlier that day, but this time it’s not to hear an august faculty member, but junior Sierra Katow, a stand-up comic who has performed at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory and Comedy Store, and who is introducing the evening’s show.“There’s going to be just a medley of laughter and awkward silence, and it’s going to be wonderful,” Katow says, letting the appreciative laughs fade until the quiet just touches uncomfortable, then adding, “Yeah, kind of like that,” provoking a new round of laughter.Katow was the host for the semester’s first performance by the Harvard College Stand-up Comic Society, a relatively new addition to a campus comedy scene that gives students the opportunity to test their chops at stand-up and an array of other comedic expressions, including improv, comedy writing, cartooning, news parody, and burlesque.While Harvard does offer a few courses on the topic — acting workshops and more academically minded examinations of comedy by Shakespeare and other playwrights — most of the action occurs outside the classroom, in student-driven extracurricular groups that have made the University something of a comedic training ground.Some observers, including alumnus John Lithgow, have credited the bright minds and ready wits Harvard turns out with making an indelible imprint on American comedy, a style the actor once described as swinging between “ironic-brainy and daffy-stupid.”A wide range of graduates have made their funny bones after leaving Harvard’s halls. Impresarios abound, from Fred Gwynne’s 1960s turn as television’s Herman Munster to Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show antics to Lithgow’s own role as the leader of an alien team sent to Earth in TV’s “3rd Rock From the Sun.” Alumni impact behind the scenes is equally profound, with writers from the Harvard Lampoon, for example, graduating to some of recent decades’ best-known TV landmarks, including “The Simpsons,” “Seinfeld,” and “The Office.”But before getting a chance to touch America’s funny bone — or any other body part — Harvard’s would-be comics have to survive the rigorous extracurricular apprenticeship that is comedy on campus.Student comedic organizations include the well-known and ancient, like the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, whose annual burlesque dates to 1844, and the world’s second-oldest humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon, which kicked off in 1876. They also include newer models like the news parody “On Harvard Time,” the unpredictable antics of three improv troupes, and the seven-year-old Stand-up Comic Society, whose acronym sets the off-color tone.Students said the scene here is marked by passion as well as variety, and touched by the hardworking drive found in more traditional academic venues, like libraries and scientific labs, that, at least initially, seems out of place in comedy.“I felt like all the students who were … interested took comedy very seriously, and when they were writing it was just as much a serious topic for them as some academic pursuit,” Katow said. “That was kind of funny because at first I was like ‘This is weird.’ I would never think I would watch ‘30 Rock’ and analyze it so closely or bring it up in some analytical way in conversation.”Since students are at a time of life marked by introspection and change, they have lots of material on which to draw. They build jokes around kernels of truth, jotted down in notebooks and cellphone notepads, about growing up, dating, and the vicissitudes of campus life.“I worked on this political campaign,” junior Matthew Disler said of a summer internship during his turn at the stand-up mic, “and I learned a lot about the Democratic process. I learned that I don’t like the Democratic process.”Alexis Wilkinson, a senior and The Harvard Lampoon’s immediate past president, said the University itself presents a ripe target, with its long tradition and serious mien crying out to be, well, lampooned.“I think there are a lot of funny things about Harvard; it’s very mockable,” Wilkinson said. “Harvard has definitely ruined my life, but it’s also made my life in a lot of ways, and I think there’s nothing funnier than that juxtaposition. And all of us students are trying to work that out and hate it and love it at the same time. A lot of the funniness comes out of that stress, realizing the absurdity of our own situation.”The student-run organizations give focus to campus comedy, providing both goal and form — a show, an article, a cartoon, a video, a bit — to their inspirations.For senior Jason Hellerstein, comedy wasn’t on the radar when he arrived as a freshman. In fact, if he had been asked if Hasty Pudding Theatricals would be a good fit for him, he might have said no.“I can’t act,” said Hellerstein, now the organization’s president. But in freshman year he picked up a form to join the tech crew, responsible for scenery and the other technical aspects of the production. “I was struck by how hilarious the application was,” Hellerstein said. “My interest in comedy kind of came out of the Pudding and not the other way around.”Hellerstein became more and more deeply involved until this year; now, aside from classes, he does little else. As president, he oversees the club’s administrative life and daily operations, and has a hand in social events. He has been involved in workshopping the student-written script for this year’s show, “¡OOPS! … Madrid it Again,” coordinating with the professional staff who assist each year’s production and generally helping the club strike “that balance between craziness and still getting things done.”As busy as the past few months of preparation have been, things ramp up in February and March, when the show kicks off with its infamous Woman and Man of the Year awards — Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt are this year’s recipients — and then runs seven nights a week for a month, followed by additional shows in New York and Bermuda.Cast vice president Sam Clark said that even though students are in it for laughs, the show still is a lot of work.“We’re very serious about not being serious,” Clark said. “Oftentimes, to pull off comedy well, you need to work very hard at it. The thing with the Pudding is that we take the show very seriously, we work very hard at it, it’s very high quality, but in no circumstances do we take ourselves seriously.“I think if we took ourselves seriously, the show wouldn’t be as funny as it is because we have to recognize at some level, that with all of the amazing costumes, professional staff, and insane talent, we’re doing a drag show with pun names and, really, the basest level of innuendo. … In terms of highbrow humor, it’s not.”In that sense, it has a lot in common with the Lampoon, which Wilkinson described as “absurdist” and subject to the whims of each “issue editor.”“We’re not trying to please anyone, that’s the great thing,” Wilkinson said of the magazine’s mission. “Every issue is whatever editor’s brainchild. If they want nothing but inside jokes for 80 pages, that’s 80 pages of inside jokes. … Nobody is going to stop you. You can just explore every weird comedic quirk you ever wanted to work out.”The Lampoon also demands a significant time commitment. Wilkinson said the goal is to publish five issues per year, so as soon as one is put to bed, another opens. In addition to the magazine, the Lampoon does parodies, such as last summer’s online takeoff of the Huffington Post, the Huffington Psst, with articles bearing headlines such as “People’s Climate March Fails to Prevent Autumn,” “Dragons Overtake Liechtenstein,” and, beneath a photo of a nondescript pile, “Could this Pile of Gravel be the Next Mayor of Detroit?”“The great and terrible thing about Harvard extracurriculars is they are very time-intensive,” Wilkinson said. “The other things I do, I’m the worst member of those things. … I feel a strong sense of dedication to be put in a position of responsibility for such an old, storied thing [as the Lampoon]. I take that very seriously. Anytime I have free time, I’m going to be at the Lampoon if I can. I’m going to be thinking about the Lampoon, talking about the Lampoon, I’m going to be working on it. In a lot of ways to me, it’s more important than classes.”Some students manage to juggle multiple commitments. In addition to doing stand-up, Katow is a Lampoon cartoonist, serving as arts editor for the September issue. Clark, in addition to being Hasty Pudding’s cast vice president, acts with the Harvard Radcliffe Drama Club, does improv with the On Thin Ice troupe, and is a correspondent for the comedy news show “On Harvard Time.”Begun in 2007, “On Harvard Time” is a news parody something like Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” and the “Weekend Update” segment of “Saturday Night Live.” Posted online, the show combines studio commentary about campus happenings with reports from correspondents. Clark, for example, has reported from the Activity Fair and, with Katow, attempted to trek to mysterious and faraway Boston. He also ventured to New Haven with a group of students to put together the annual prank video in the lead-up to the Harvard-Yale Game. Their 2013 mock Yale tour, conducted in disguise as Elis, has netted more than 1.3 million YouTube views.With the spring term here, however, the thoughts of seniors like Clark inevitably turn to graduation, the world beyond campus, and the career choices ahead. For Clark at least, the goal is clear, even if the path may not be.“I want to be involved in entertainment in New York,” Clark said. “I want to move to New York and try my hand at comedy, whatever that means.”last_img read more

Shelburne Museum awarded education grant

first_imgSHELBURNE MUSEUM AWARDED EDUCATION GRANTMuseums for America grant enhances key museum missionSHELBURNE, Vt. – (Aug. 18, 2008) Shelburne Museum Director Stephan Jost announced that the museum has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Museums for America grant will support education programs at the museum, a core part of the museum’s mission.Shelburne Museum was awarded $76,000 for art workshops, summer day camps for children, evening programs for adults and children and training for guide staff. The museum was among 154 institutions in 39 states selected to receive the federal grants.”Educational programs are at the heart of Shelburne Museum’s cultural mission,” said Karen Petersen, director of education and public programming at the museum. “Over 8,000 Vermont school children visit Shelburne Museum annually. The IMLS grant will enhance our connection with the community through enlightening and educational programming for children and adults, alike.”Museums for America grants support projects that help institutions serve their communities better through increased education, community outreach and collections stewardship.”As repositories of our nation’s treasures and our nation’s history, museums are positioned to play an integral role in the education of their communities,” said Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, director of IMLS. “Museums for America grants support projects and ongoing activities that build museums’ capacities and help these institutions serve their diverse constituencies to the best of their abilities.”A complete list of funded projects can be found at is external)About Shelburne Museum: Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds.The Museum’s collection includes works by the great Impressionists Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas as well as a prized collection of folk art including trade signs, weathervanes and quilts.Open mid-May through October. The 2008 season ends on Oct. 26, 2008.For more information visit is external)About the Institute of Museum and Library Services: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit is external).# # #last_img read more

Queensland auction market set to bounce back bigger than before

first_imgAntonia Mercorella, chief executive of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland said: “The market will continue to follow directives but when the State Government considers it appropriate for live auctions to resume in Queensland, we will certainly be supportive of it.”In March, estate agents were forced, almost overnight, to change the way the auction market operates after the government issued a ban on open for inspections and onsite auctions. By moving their businesses entirely online, agents have kept the market alive, pressing forward with live-streamed auctions using digital bidding platforms such as GAVL.Despite Brisbane agents and auctioneers being divided on how they will approach auctions post COVID-19, the consensus is that the market will be bigger, better and more accessible, to Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: What will happen to house prices? 02:13 a wider number of people, including those from interstate or overseas.For leading auctioner Justin Nickerson of Apollo Auctions the social nature of people and the theatre that surrounds onsite auctions mean they will remain a large part of the future auction market. “Auctions have definitely changed. What we grew up with and what we do, entertaining crowds etc, is no more. Having to conduct an auction solo, in an office, with no crowds has been a steep learning curve. “Yet, long term I don’t think online auctions will remain mainstream. Once the restrictions are lifted people will embrace all the things they haven’t been able to do; go to the pub, play football, go to the cinema. Property is a passion of Australians and people have always loved onsite and in-room auctions, so the appetite for them will return.” Onsite auctions are set to return once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris)Mr Nickerson said there could be a trend towards more auctions being live streamed for those unable to attend, and for more remote properties, such as farms, to be auctioned online, but standard properties would go back to onsite sales.Mitch Peereboom, the chief auctioneer at Ray White, said the company had never been more ambitious about the auction market and the use of technology.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“Like everyone in Australia, when and if the restrictions are lifted, it is something we are going to welcome, but we’ve been inspired by the courage of agents and the public to move towards digital auctions. “It has changed the way we view what can be done in real estate and how auctions can be conducted, so for us, this is something that we are fully comfortable with and it will continue to be part of our auction strategy. The sky’s the limit for us.” While the number of auctions nationally has dropped considerably over recent weeks, data from CoreLogic this week shows clearance rates of 41.1 per cent, which is the highest rate recorded since restrictions were introduced. Auction withdrawal rates are also declining, which is predicted to continue as restrictions are lifted. Mitch Peereboom, chief auctioneer at Ray White West End, during a live streamed auctionPeter Burgin, chief auctioneer at Place estate agents said ultimately the market would go back to what it was. “We have always offered sellers and buyers all the options when going to auction, but you’ll never take away the market’s desire for a bit of curbside theatre,” he said. “For many people it might be easier to have an auction online, but will more buyers use digital platforms? Possibly, but there will still be plenty of onsite stuff.”Mr Burgin said that what is certain is that more properties will be sold through auctions, with agents being more picky about which properties they take onsite or online.He said he had started to see glimpses of a market recovery, with the discussion among agents shifting back towards doing what they know works.“Every week now, unless there’s another drastic change in circumstances, the trend of picking up listings will continue and by the end of July/August we’ll be back in full swing. We are in for a massive September to December. I think the Brisbane property market this year is in for a really bumper time.” Why Netflix could thwart you getting a rent reduction Hamptons style moves to the next level Leading auctioneer Justin Nickerson of Apollo Auctioneers says people love property and the theatre that goes with an onsite auction. Photo:Luke Marsden.The auction market in Queensland is expected to bounce back bigger and better than ever once the COVID-19 restrictions are finally lifted. Nationwide the rules are already starting to ease, with the Northern Territory this week moving to allow open for inspections and onsite auctions to resume.Agents and auctioneers in Queensland are hoping the state government will soon follow suit.MORE NEWS Small block home sells in 10 dayslast_img read more

Damen to Revamp SGU’s Survey Vessel

first_imgDamen Oskarshamnsvarvet in Sweden has won a contract to undertake a major life extension programme on the survey and research vessel S/V Ocean Surveyor, owned by SGU, Sweden’s national geological survey agency.The vessel will undergo the life-time extension over the course of 12 months.It will include the replacement of the all the machinery, bridge and auxiliary systems including HVAC and a complete overhaul of all remaining equipment.A key aspect of the project will be the conversion of the propulsion and electrical systems from diesel to diesel electric.The overall objective of the year-long programme will be to deliver a modern, low-impact vessel with a good working environment for both the crew and the scientists working on board and better overall accessibility.“We are happy to let Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet perform the extensive conversion of the vessel and are confident that she will be ready for another 25 years of marine surveying prior to the field season 2021. Ocean Surveyor is a key platform for many marine surveys conducted in Sweden, not only for SGU, but also for other operators hiring the vessel’s unique surveying facilities,” said Björn Bergman, operations manager at SGU.Built 1984 in Norway, the Ocean Surveyor is a twin hull, multi-purpose, survey and ROV support vessel constructed using Kevlar / FRP composite for operations mainly in coastal waters. 38 metres long and 12 metres across it has accommodation for 15 personnel across 12 cabins and is equipped with DPS as well as various fixed hydroacoustic measuring systems. The main deck is fitted with winches, cranes, an aft frame and a moon pool for deploying samplers and underwater cameras. There are two laboratories on board; a wet lab for sediment and environmental sample analysis, and a space with a gamma spectrometer and sediment X-ray for the detailed study of samples.Flip van der Waal, managing director at Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Sweden, said: “The tender process was rigorous, requiring a lot of research and pre-engineering, and now that we have been awarded the project we are responsible for the entire design scope and the procurement as laid down by the SGU. In many ways it’s not so different from a newbuild. We are very confident that our capabilities and facilities are perfectly suited to this project – including our main hall where we will carry out the work. This covered environment is the ideal location to conduct work on a composite vessel such as this. We look forward to getting started.”The work on the vessel will start on 6 April 2020 and is scheduled for completion by 31 March 2021.last_img read more

Alexander-Arnold claims EPL Young Player of the Season

first_img Loading… Alexander-Arnold is also up for the Premier League Player of the Season alongside teammates Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane. Alexander-Arnold who began his romance with Liverpool from the youth team in 2004 advanced to the senior team in 2016 and has continued to rise to the occasion for the club ever since. Aside from playing football, Alexander-Arnold is also an avid chess player, having been introduced to the sport by his father as a youngster, and in 2018 he played an invitational match against world champion Magnus Carlsen. Read AlsoIsmaila Sarr: ‘Everyone would love to play’ for Liverpool The match, which was played as part of a campaign to promote the sport, ended in defeat for Alexander-Arnold after seventeen moves; eight more than technology entrepreneur Bill Gates managed when he faced Carlsen in 2014. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold saw off competition from Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic to win the Premier League’s TAG Heuer Young Player of the Season award. Alexander-Arnold, 21, was the only English player on the shortlist and becomes the first player to win the inaugural award The full-back was instrumental in helping Liverpool lift their first league title in 30 years and contributed 13 assists and four goals in the league. The England international also beat United’s Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, Chelsea’s Mason Mount, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Sheffield United’s Dean Henderson to the prize. The Premier League saw a rise in the number of young English players last season with more than a third who started eligible for selection for the national team. A total of 62 homegrown players made their debuts last season — 21 more than the 2019-20 campaign.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comebacklast_img read more

May is ‘Mental Health Month’

first_imgThat is why in 2019 Mental Health America is expanding upon last year’s theme of 4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, as we explore the topics of animal companionship, spirituality and religion, humor, work-life balance, and recreation, and the intersection of chronic conditions and mental health.“Mental Health America says it is important to really look at your overall health, both physically and mentally, to achieve wellness,” said CMHC Executive Director Tom Talbot. “Finding a reason to laugh, going for a walk with a friend, meditating, playing with a pet, or working from home once a week can go a long way in making you both physically and mentally healthy. It’s all about finding the right balance to benefit both the mind and the body.”Mental Health America has developed a series of fact sheets, available on the organization’s website at, to help people understand how their lifestyle affects their health. A variety of other resources about mental health is available on Mental Health America’s website.“We know that living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy, but it can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on these successes. Find the balance between work and play, the ups and downs of life, physical health and mental health, can help you on the path toward focusing both 4Mind4Body,” said Mr. Talbot.About half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder sometime in their lives, with first onset typically occurring in childhood or adolescence. Most people have supports that allow them to succeed – home, family, friends, school, and work. Intervening effectively during early stages of illness can save lives and put individuals living with mental illnesses on the path to recovery.CMHC uses a network of facilities in Batesville, Brookville, Lawrenceburg, St. Leon and Vevay to provide services in the region. The Center offers an array of services, including outpatient counseling, substance use disorder services, inpatient hospitalization, community and school-based services, employment services, and housing services for individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses. CMHC employs professional staff, from case managers to psychiatrists, to provide these services.If you, or a friend or a neighbor, are dealing with depression, anger, stress, substance use problems or addiction, grief, or another mental health issue, please contact CMHC at (812) 537-1302, or visit our website at to find an office near you. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (812) 537-1302, or toll-free at 1-877-849-1248.All CMHC services are provided without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, color, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political belief, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lawrenceburg, In. —When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it can be a lot to handle. It is important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.May is Mental Health Month was started 70 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. Last year, Mental Health America’s materials were seen by more than 30 million people, with more than 16,000 entities downloading MHA’s toolkit for Mental Health Month.Community Mental Health Center, Inc., Lawrenceburg, and Mental Health America encourage you to learn about #4Mind4Body. Mental Health Month calls attention to strategies and approaches that can help everyone achieve good health. Information is available on Mental Health America’s website at healthy lifestyle may help prevent onset of or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic problems. It can also help people recover from these conditions. For those dealing with a chronic health condition and the people who care for them, it can be especially important to focus on mental health.last_img read more