School of Education and Human Development

Counseling Article Published in the Portland Press Herald

USM’s Dr. Charles Bernacchio and Tiffany Reagan, a candidate for a masters degree in Counseling, as well as a Veteran, contributed to an article that was published this past Veteran’s Day in the Portland Press Herald.  Dr. Bernacchio and Ms. Reagan worked collaboratively with Dr. Jeff Barkin, who is a Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) Board Member, and Dr. Catherine Ryder, the Executive Director of TCMHS and a USM alumna. This is a timely brief that will reach Veterans and their loved ones in order for them be able to work with behavioral health providers in taking preventive steps to help reduce suicide risks.  Link to the Portland Press Herald article here:

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/maine-voices-we-can-all-help-to-fight-high-rate-of-suicide-for-veterans/