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"Special Statement" ...Another night of below zero cold inland and below zero wind chills throughout tonight... As temperatures tonight fall back to below zero well inland and into the single digits most elsewhere, wind chills will remain at least a few degrees colder as brisk northwest winds take some time to diminish. Wind chills will be mostly 5 to 10 below zero, but may reach 15 below in a few inland spots, mainly in the higher elevations. Temperatures and wind chills will both moderate by Tuesday afternoon as the core of the Arctic air mass bringing US this cold begins to slide east. Make sure to bundle up and wear a hat and gloves if heading outdoors tonight into Tuesday morning. 454 PM EST Mon Jan 21 2019 ...Another night of below zero cold inland and below zero wind chills throughout tonight... As temperatures tonight fall back to below zero well inland and into the single digits most elsewhere, wind chills will remain at least a few degrees colder as brisk northwest winds take some time to diminish. Wind chills will be mostly 5 to 10 below zero, but may reach 15 below in a few inland spots, mainly in the higher elevations. Temperatures and wind chills will both moderate by Tuesday afternoon as the core of the Arctic air mass bringing US this cold begins to slide east. Make sure to bundle up and wear a hat and gloves if heading outdoors tonight into Tuesday morning. 422 PM EST Mon Jan 21 2019 ...Another night of below zero cold inland and below zero wind chills throughout tonight... As temperatures tonight fall back to below zero well inland and into the single digits most elsewhere, wind chills will remain at least a few degrees colder as brisk northwest winds take some time to diminish. Wind shills will be mostly 5 to 50 below zero, but may reach 15 below in a few inland spots, mainly in the higher elevations. Temperatures and wind chills will both moderate by Tuesday afternoon as the core of the Arctic air mass bringing US this cold begins to slide east. Make sure to bundle up and wear a hat and gloves if heading outdoors tonight into Tuesday morning. 422 PM EST Mon Jan 21 2019 ...Another night of below zero cold inland and below zero wind chills throughout tonight... As temperatures tonight fall back to below zero well inland and into the single digits most elsewhere, wind chills will remain at least a few degrees colder as brisk northwest winds take some time to diminish. Wind shills will be mostly 5 to 50 below zero, but may reach 15 below in a few inland spots, mainly in the higher elevations. Temperatures and wind chills will both moderate by Tuesday afternoon as the core of the Arctic air mass bringing US this cold begins to slide east. Make sure to bundle up and wear a hat and gloves if heading outdoors tonight into Tuesday morning. -- Monday Jan.21 19,10:49 PM

Senator Brooks Honored for Mental Health Advocacy and Announces L.I. Public Mental Health Forum on December 8th

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Senator Brooks recently spoke passionately about the need for fair and adequate funding at a mental health budget committee.

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Senator John E. Brooks (with plaque) with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Queens/Nassau Legislative Conversation participants, November 2 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset.

Photo by: Office of Senator John E. Brooks.

Long Island, NY - November 7, 2017 - Senator John E. Brooks was honored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Queens/Nassau for his mental health advocacy at their Legislative Conversation on November 2 in Manhasset. Senator Brooks is the ranking minority member on the NYS Senate Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and convenes workshops of his Mental Health Community Task Force.
 
The Senator will be sponsoring a free Public Education forum for the general public on Friday night, December 8th on “What is Mental Illness? - How families and others can support those struggling with mental illness”. The program, sponsored in partnership with NAMI will be held at the Brookside School, Bellmore-Merrick CHS District Administration Building at 1260 Meadowbrook Road in North Merrick, NY from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
Senator Brooks recently spoke passionately about the need for fair and adequate funding at a mental health budget committee. “With one-in-four adults living with a mental illness in any given year, we are far beyond the point for mental health discussions to be shrouded in shame or fear. Mental health is just one aspect of every person’s overall health and well-being and it deserves diagnosis, respectful treatment, education and funding the same way as society addresses other illnesses such as cancer, diabetes or heart conditions.”