Loneliness takes a toll on Long Islanders, both physically and emotionally

Whitney Jordan always felt like she was on her own, even when she was with family and friends. Jordan, 34, of Huntington Station, who has schizoaffective disorder with bipolar disorder, has been grappling with issues of loneliness and social isolation since she was young. “I walked away from social interaction simply because I didn’t feel … Read more

Depression and suicide are top health concerns for Long Islanders

Depression and suicide together ranked as the “largest ongoing health concern” among respondents to the Long Island Health Collaborative’s annual survey, a reflection of the greater need for mental health services as people continue to deal with the emotional toll of the pandemic, experts said. According to the survey, 52.5% of respondents in Suffolk County … Read more

Lani McGowan suffers from Dravet syndrome, a critical type of genetic epilepsy, and has returned house after a longer sanatorium keep

It used to be a birthday party in Sayville on Thursday, and greater than 100 other people have been invited to rejoice the therapeutic of a lady whose oldsters say she is a “whore” and a spirit. Friends and family had accrued on the house of Lani McGowan, 6, who suffers from a critical type … Read more