Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Danielle N. Hartman, MNM
President & CEO

It is with such sadness that we all must bear witness once again to a senseless act of violence against innocent children and teachers at a school in Texas, so soon after the shooting last week of innocent victims shopping at a store in Albany.

As an agency that provides mental health counseling, my first thoughts are about the emotional toll these violent acts have on our children, families, our community and our nation. I worry about those suffering from PTSD who are triggered by these events, and I worry about those who are effected but choose not to seek professional help to process their trauma.

I think about the adults and parents who must find the words to explain to their children and others about why these events are even allowed to happen, and how we as a society can’t protect innocent victims. Please remember that for all the evil in this world, there are good people.

I urge those hurting to seek professional help. To know that Rales JFS is just one call away. If you need to speak to a counselor who has experience with trauma informed care, call JFS. We are here for you.

For more information regarding counseling please call (561) 852-3333.

Sincerely,

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