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Alexander Youth Network Congratulates Dr. Rebecca Tomsyck on Her Retirement!

December 2, 2021

Alexander Youth Network congratulates Dr. Rebecca Tomsyck on her retirement! Rebecca Tomsyck, M.D., began her career as a pediatrician and then went back to school to become a psychiatrist. As a member of Charlotte Psychiatric Associates and Arboretum Behavioral Health, she became a well-regarded and sought out physician. Alexander Youth Network was fortunate to have […]

Mental Health Minute: Venus Williams on Mental Health: Being Tough Means Taking Care of My Whole Self

September 13, 2021

How do we fight the stigma surrounding mental health?  In a blog post, NAMI leads with the importance of talking openly about mental health. With this in mind, it has been encouraging to see some of our “strongest” athletes talk about their mental health journey, the importance of reaching out for support, and the fact […]

Mental Health Minute: Take Care of Yourself and Others

August 26, 2021

Since early 2020, it seems like the world around us has been in chaos. If economic hardship, political protests and recurring natural disasters weren’t already enough to cause distress, add a global health crisis to the mix. We end up with a well-documented increase in stress levels and feelings of depression for people across the […]

Letters from Lynn: Fall 2021

August 26, 2021

Welcome to the new and improved eNews.  In this edition I hope you will enjoy some new additions to this newsletter: Mental Wellness tips, what’s happening at AYN and our volunteer opportunities corner. Just like many of you, everyone involved with Alexander Youth Network this past year has been riding a roller coaster.  We’ve been […]

Celebrating Our Kids 2021: Building Hope for Years to Come

August 26, 2021

HOPE… a feeling of trust or a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.  Building hope is exactly what the theme for Celebrating Our Kids was all about this year. It continues to be the driving force behind everything we do here at Alexander Youth Network.             […]

Volunteer Corner: Impacting the Lives of Others and Our Own

August 26, 2021

Webster’s dictionary defines volunteerism as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward”.  This definition, however, doesn’t begin to define the profound impact a volunteer can have on the lives of others.  Rebecca McLaughlin is a former […]

Creating Calming Rooms

August 25, 2021

A Calming Room is a space that is meant to be a supportive therapeutic environment which assists children in self-calming efforts by offering them a designated space to relax and self-regulate. It is a designated place designed to calm the senses where the student can experience calming visual, auditory, and tactile stimuli. Items that should […]

Alexander’s ASAP Program Provides Life Changing Support for Young Men Battling Substance Use

March 5, 2021

A  February ASAP Program graduate’s story shows the impact that our services and our team approach can have on those struggling with substance use. Through the Substance Use Programs at Alexander Youth Network, we are able to offer residential, outpatient, and intensive outpatient substance use treatment programs. These programs combine counseling with psychoeducation, conflict resolution, […]

Employee Spotlight: Thomas Montaglione

February 17, 2021

Thomas Montaligone’s career in behavioral health spans 8 years, with 5 of those years being spent in the Charlotte area. In that short amount of time, Tom’s impact has been tremendous as he worked to become the Young Adult Program Manager for The Relatives. As the Young Adult Program Manager, Tom helps manage the On Ramp Resource Center, which […]

Employee Spotlight: Jasun Thompson

February 1, 2021

Jasun Thompson, the Program Manager for the Howard Day Treatment Program in Fayetteville, NC, has an extensive background in mental and behavioral health.  His passion for the work he does and the lives he can impact serves as his daily inspiration. Read more about Jasun’s passions and experience which continue to influence his career.  What is your background in mental or behavioral health?   I began […]

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