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To The Editor:

Let’s make no mistake about it; the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center is already a center of excellence! When members of the Office of Mental Health come to Ogdensburg to “listen” to members of the community, it is important that they see for themselves that not only are the employees the best mental health employees in the state of New York, but the members of the community of Ogdensburg are also supportive of the employees and patients.

With a history of over 100 years of caring for the mental ill, the city of Ogdensburg has shown that not only do the citizens step up to provide excellent care in their homes for those that most need support but the employees understand the special job they have to take care of a very vulnerable segment of the population.

The support for the continuation of this hospital for the north country has been pouring in from all over the region. It is not just people in our county that use this center. We are truly a regional mental health hub that provides care that would require an overnight stay for families to visit their loved ones who need mental health services if the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center was not here!

I will be happy to lend my voice to the hundreds of others that will testify to the truth that we set the standard here for the rest of the State of New York when it comes to caring for the mentally ill.

Vernon “Sam” Burns

St. Lawrence County Legislator

Ogdensburg

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