Season 2, Episode 19
Host(s): Dr. Larry Force, Andrew O’Grady, Elisa Gwilliam
Guest(s): Jean-Marie Niebuhr: LCSW-R, Deputy Commissioner of Behavioral Health in Dutchess County, New York
The INTERSECTIONS Exchange team is joined by Jean-Marie Niebuhr (LCSW-R), the Deputy Commissioner of Behavioral Health in Dutchess County, New York. Niebuhr discusses increasing accessibility of mental and behavioral health resources and shares her unique policymaking perspective on barriers to effective treatment and possible solutions to break down those barriers.
- Jean-Marie Niebuhr’s journey to the behavioral health field
- Recovery and mental health resources available in Dutchess County
- Effects of COVID on the county government’s ability to serve constituents
- Deinstitutionalization in the mental health field
- Addressing addiction from clinical and policy perspectives
- Importance of family support throughout recovery
- Jean-Marie Niebuhr LinkedIn
- Dutchess County Helpline: 845-485-9700
- Dutchess County Stabilization Center
- How can I overcome addiction in a rural community?
- I don’t want to give up on my loved one with an addiction, but I’m burned out
- Why can’t I stop using drugs or alcohol?
- “We have to try to figure out strategies to move away from stigma and isolation. One of the things I think we’ve been very fortunate to do, we’ve been able to applaud recovery through this whole discussion.” – Dr. Larry Force
- “We would like to be able to challenge ourselves here in Dutchess County to be able to create a system where individuals always have a treatment option no matter what the problem is.” – Jean-Marie Niebuhr