Insights & Updates

Adult Children of Alcoholics May Face Challenges in Life

The latest installment of the Now You Know program, sponsored by Meridian HealthCare and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, focused on a group of people whose problems may not be widely recognized: adult children of alcoholics. All of us are affected in some way by the experiences …

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Countering the Heroin Youth Epidemic

Last month Meridian HealthCare and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County sponsored the first in what will be an ongoing series of educational talks with a local spin. The topic for the debut installment of the “Now You Know” series was a timely one: “Why Young People Are …

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Partnership Brings TED-style Talks to the Valley

We’ve heard a lot the past few years about TED Talks (Technology, Education, Design) — and with good reason. They’ve brought a lot of expert commentary and discussion to millions on a seemingly limitless number of interesting topics. With the variety of issues we face in the Mahoning Valley — …

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The For-Profit/Non-Profit Double Standard

What is it that we most want non-profits and charities to do? A simple answer: We want them to help as many people as they can, as effectively as they can. Whether it’s poverty, homelessness, devastating diseases, addiction or any of the many other problems non-profits seek to address —we …

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Laughter = Best Medicine…Turns Out It’s True!

In July 2015, Meridian HealthCare sponsored a “Sunday Night Live Comedy Show” at the DeYor to benefit prevention and recovery programs in the Valley. The featured performer was Mark Lundholm, a nationally known stand-up comic who has appeared in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. We brought Mark here first and …

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