Andrew Malekoff

Andrew Malekoff is the executive director of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, which provides comprehensive mental health services for children from birth through 24 and their families. Visit www.northshorechildguidance.org for more information.

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Goodbye And Fly High

This will be my final column for Anton Media Group. My first was 15 years ago, in 2007, when I was appointed to serve as executive director for North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center....

I Never Knew My Grandmothers

I have clear memories of my grandfathers. Grandpa Harry, a Polish immigrant, operated a bar-and-grill. I have reason to believe he was involved in bootlegging during prohibition. He had diabetes that led to amputations of both...

Living With Chronic Disease

I’ve written candidly in this space about living with a blood cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, since 2010. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, almost 180,000 people in the United States were expected to be diagnosed with...

Is The Soul Of America Slipping Away?

Ever since I have been working remotely from home, I take short lunchtime walks along one of my regular neighborhood routes. It is about a 15- to 20-minute walk; nothing too exciting, just a large...

Hidden Treasures And Civil Discourse

My mother started her own business as an antiques dealer when I was in my pre-teen years in the early 1960s. She started by having my father drive her around to gather junk that people...

Not So Handy Andy

Although my father was good at household projects and repairs and his father was a carpenter, the “fix-it” gene passed right over me. Surprisingly though, I did work for a contractor when I was in...

A Letter To My Grandfather

This summer, in what has become an annual ritual for me, I flipped through some old photos and documents that belonged to my parents who died in the 1990s and I made a discovery that...

Making the Case for Telehealth

By removing the barriers to the permanent use of telehealth and reimbursing telehealth visits on par with in-person visits, New York will go a long way to advancing a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated continuum of mental health care.

Column: Reflecting On The Strangulation Death Of George Floyd

The video footage is excruciating, with 8 minutes and 45 seconds of having the life squeezed out of you with three grown men kneeling on you. 

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