BBHW News Archive

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4th Annual McHenry Dementia Conference

Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness will be exhibiting in the 4th Annual Dementia Conference Wednesday 10/11/2017 07:30 AM – 04:30 PM McHenry Country Club 820 N. John Street, McHenry, IL 60050 for more information contact BBHW at 888-261-2178

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What is Your Plan B?

Join Cori Moschberger of Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness as she presents for the Elderwerks Educational Services Series on Aging – October 5,2017 5 pm to 7 pm at The Solana Deer Park. Call Elderwerks at 847-462-0885 to register – 1 CEU available to professionals.

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How Can I Help…?!

Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness is pleased to participate in the panel discussion on Mental Health issues and what can be done to ease the impact on familes. For more information call Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness at 888-261-2178 or call NAMI Barrington Area at 847-496-1415 to register for this event.

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Suicide Prevention Week and Month

National Suicide Prevention Week and Month! Help Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it. For more information contact Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness at 888-261-2178.

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2017 National Recovery Month

Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) in Celebrating the 27th Annual National Recovery Month. Each September National Recovery Month aims to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. For more information contact us at help@barringtonbhw.com or call: 888-261-2178

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One Voice – Call to Action

Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness will be hosting a booth in the ‘One Voice – Call to Action’ on Opioid and Heroin Addiction, Friday, August 18, 2017 at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois. For information call: 888-261-2178

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Back Into the Swing of School

Getting Back into the Swing of School – Some kids love going back to school and some, not so much. Dr. Genevieve Nehrt gives us some helpful tips to make getting back into the swing of school easier and fun for all. Call Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness at 888-261-2178.

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Summertime Boredom!

How To Deal With Summer Boredom – Kids bored? Worried they’re spending too much time on electronic devices? Learn how to keep your children occupied during the summer break – Call Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness at 888-261-2178 to find out today! Written by Dr. Genevieve Nehrt

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Women and C-PTSD

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). Not just for war anymore! PTSD affects twice as many women as men and it’s based in long term exposure to trauma. For more information read this post or contact BBHW at 888-261-2178 today!

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Finding Love Online

Finding Love Online! In our non-stop world finding your soulmate is difficult and increasingly we search online. BBHW’s Christeen Noonan LCPC, CADC, gives some tips from experience! If you’re struggling in a relationship, we can help with that too – call 888-261-2178 to speak with someone today!

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PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Month – Help Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness support the National Center for PTSD spread the word about the treatment and relief those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Call us today at 888-261-2178, we can help!

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May is Mental Health Month!

Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness supports ‘May is Mental Health Month’! Since 1949, Mental Health America has brought awareness to millions who suffer from, or care give, those with mental illness.

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Dialectical Behavioral Training

Beginning in January, 2017, Michael May, LCPC, will begin leading a group of adolescents in Dialectical Behavioral Training on Sunday afternoons in the Barrington offices. For more information or to register call: 800-261-2178

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Gifts of the Season

Gifts at the Holidays – Dr. Casey discusses those gifts that are truly precious and irreplaceable during the holidays. All of us at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness wish you a joyous holiday season with peace & cheer in the New Year!

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Women’s Divorce Recovery

Divorce Recovery II – ‘Sister Hope’ Dr. Denise Casey leads women in recovery from a divorce through a series of life-changing sessions to rediscover the joy in your true self. Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Barrington Office.

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Marriage Is Not Easy

J. Christopher Pickett, M. Div., MA, CADC, LCPC J. Christopher Pickett, M. Div., MA, CADC, LCPC Chris Pickett discusses some of the underpinnings of marital challenges and difficulties and how he, and the therapists at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, can...

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Calming The Storm

Bob Zima, LCPC, will be leading the 8 week Anger Healing Group Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, 400 East Main Street, Barrington, Illinois 60010 call to register: 888-261-2178

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Great American Smokeout

November 17th is YOUR Quit Day! Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and...

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More Forgetful?

Dr. Jennifer Wilson-Binotti Discuses the signs and circumstances that may dictate the need for a neuropsychologic assessment in order to determine early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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27th Annual McHenry Soberfest

Join Dr. Denise Casey Saturday, November 19, 2016, at McHenry Soberfest 2016 as she presents on the benefits of hypnosis and meditation in the recovery process regardless of addiction or behavior.

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National Recovery Month 2016

Celebrate National Recovery Month! National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live...

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Back To School Basics

5 Tips for Getting Back On Track For School This summer has been a blast, with good weather and tons of fun with the kids. But as you turn the pages in your calendar you realize that school is right around the corner. And like most of us, summer fun has put our normal...

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Barrington Chamber Network Scramble!

Barrington Chamber Luncheon If you're new to the local Barrington business scene and are looking to network, don't miss a great opportunity on September 21, 2016. The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 'Network to Success Scramble Luncheon' at...

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Reminder: Elderwerks Senior Fair

Annual Senior Fair at McHenry County College Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness as they help host the annual Senior Fair at McHenry County College. Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness will be hosting a resource booth in the exhibits area providing...

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Elderwerks Education and Resource Senior Fair

Annual Senior Fair at McHenry County College Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness as they help host the annual Senior Fair at McHenry County College. Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness will be hosting a resource booth in the exhibits area providing...

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Stress Management and Mindfulness

Stress Reduction - Living in the Moment! We live busy lives in a chaotic world. Our minds are bombarded with images and information, our schedules are stretched beyond our capacity and the list of things to do never ends. We are tired, stressed and depleted. The cost...

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Stress Management Workshop

Stress Management Workshop   Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness is pleased to offer a workshop on Stress Management and Mindfulness on Saturday, August 6, 2016. This workshop event is hosted by Christ Lutheran Church in Palatine Illinois. The event...

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Sister Hope!

Tonight : 'Sister Hope' Women's Divorce Recovery! Divorce is not something any of us aspire to. But life happens and relationships don't turn out the way we want or expect. "Uncoupling" is a confusing process and grieving the "dream" is often more painful than letting...

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BBHW Ribbon Cutting!

BBHW Welcomed by Chamber April 14, 2016 saw the Grand Opening of Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness location at 400 East Main Street, Barrington, Illinois. The event was co-sponsored by Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness and the Barrington Area...

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Divorce Recovery Group

Women's Divorce Recovery - 'Sister Hope' Divorce is not something any of us aspire to. But life happens and relationships don't turn out the way we want or expect. "Uncoupling" is a confusing process and grieving the "dream" is often more painful than letting go of...

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Introducing Seniors to Therapy

Introducing Seniors to Therapy If you're like me you have people in your life that could benefit from therapy but you are uncertain as to how to approach this topic with them. If this person is a senior citizen this can be even more challenging due to the stigma...

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Wine & Cheese Reception

Join Us for an Evening of Networking! Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness invites you to join them for an evening of networking, wine, cheese and crudites as we are welcomed by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce! Thursday, April 14th, 2016 5:00 pm to 7:00...

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Making Memories

Making Memories Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy ~Milton Erickson~ How do we go through life? Conscious or dazed? Do we live "on purpose or in reaction to it?" I have learned the value of "making life memories happen". My...

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The Power of Intention

The New Year is an excellent time for review of where we have been and where we are headed. Often we set goals which can set us up to feel like we failed within the first 4 to 6 weeks of the new year. Goals are like rules we set for ourselves and we are sometimes over...

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Starting November 11th! DBT Training!

Michael May, MA, LCPC, November 11, 2015 Michael May, MA, LCPC, Will begin leading the first of two groups in Dialectical Behavioral Training. The Wednesday group is specifically for adults age 20 and above and will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Barrington...

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BBHW and Sunrise Senior Living

Professional Panel Discussion on Aging Cori Moschberger, MSW, LCSW, will be participating in a professional panel discussion on aging hosted by Sunrise Senior Living in Barrington, Illinois on November 5, 2015. This two hour informative discussion will focus on the...

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Kiva Professional Workshop Series

Hypnosis: The Mind and Body Connection Join Dr. Denise Casey on November 13, 2015 at Kiva Recovery in Vernon Hills as she explores the mind and body connection and how hypnosis can facilitate removing the barriers to recovery when this connection is made. Dr. Casey...

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Great Barrington Area Tastefest 2015

Barrington Chamber TasteFest!   Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness as we help sponsor the 2015 Great Barrington Tastefest! The annual event is hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and includes Chamber businesses, local restaurants, spirit...

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Pastoral Care and Ministry

Pastoral Care and Ministry with Veterans Symposium Join us for a six-hour symposium to inspire, energize, focus, and educate on ministering to veterans and their families amongst us. At this symposium you will be introduced to: military culture and issues invisible...

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Text-A-Tip Hotline Expands

Text-A-Tip Crisis Hotline Expands LAKE COUNTY, IL - SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 - LEAD, a Lake Forest based non-profit, is expanding its 24/7 anonymous Text-A-Tip program to include all communities in Lake County, IL. After successfully launching in Lake Forest/Lake Bluff the...

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Text-A-Tip Initiative!

Text-A-Tip Official Launch and Press ConferenceJoin us in supporting LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs) on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., for the official roll out and announcement of the Text-A-Tip 'hotline'. This press conference will take place at...

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DBT Skills Training Groups

Dialtecical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Have you ever felt 'out of control'? Do you find yourself constantly feeling empty or isolated? Do difficult emotions ever seem to 'control you'? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapy that has been shown to...

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Stress Relief and Meditation

Stress Relief and Meditation Join Dr. Denise Casey at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th, when she will lead a Body, Mind, Spirit and meditation workshop. This spiritually healing event will be held at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, Illinois. For...

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We’re Hiring!

We're Hiring! Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness is looking for some great clinicians and social workers! If you would like to work for great psychological practice, are among the best and the brightest, would like to make a difference and have...

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Caregiver Conference July 22, 2015

Lake County Caregiver Conference Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness clinician Cori Moschberger, MSW, LCSW, on July 22, 2015 as she presents 'Self Care Techniques to Prevent Emotional Burnout'. This Session, in support of the Caring for the Caregiver...

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Senior Fair in McHenry

Reinventing Ourselves As We Age Dr. Denise Casey will be presenting a 30 minute session on how we can reinvent ourselves as we age. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at McHenry County College in McHenry, Illinois. The day's events begin at...

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Elderwerks Senior Fair

Reinventing Ourselves As We Age Dr. Denise Casey will be presenting a 30 minute session on how we can reinvent ourselves as we age. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at McHenry County College in McHenry, Illinois. In addition to Dr....

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National PTSD Day – June 27, 2015

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something that can happen to anyone. You do not need to be a combat soldier, early responder or engaged in any other high stress profession to suffer from the effects of trauma. In fact, it is now known...

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National PTSD Day – June 17, 2015

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something that can happen to anyone. You do not need to be a combat soldier, early responder or engaged in any other high stress profession to suffer from the effects of trauma. In fact, it is now known that trauma, and its...

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National Women’s Health Week 2015

National Women's Health Week, May 10-16, 2015,  is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand...

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Caring for the Caregiver

Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness clinicians Patti Heigert and Cori Moschberger on May 13, 2015 as they present 'Self Care Techniques to Prevent Emotional Burnout'. This Session, in support of the Caring for the Caregiver Conference, hosted by BrightStar...

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Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and if you think you may be at risk of misusing alcohol we hope you will take the quiz at this link to see if you may have trouble with alcohol or drug use. By answering the questions in either the teen or adult test, you may...

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Wellness from Within

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Center and Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness will present multiple events this year designed to promote 'Wellness from Within', Living a Balanced Life through the synergy of the mind, body and...

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Mind Body Enrichment

Heart and Soul of Self Care Taking time for ourselves is essential for a healthy, happy life. There is so much to learn about ourselves and others if we take the time to stop and look within and listen to that still, small voice just waiting to be heard. Experience...

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Connect On Main!

Struggling with feelings of depression and anxiety? Feel like friends and family can't relate? Pressures too high? Feeling overwhelmed & isolated? Reaching out to the wrong things for comfort? Do you need a safe place to share your story? Connect On Main! At...

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Welcome to 400 Main!

Mr. George Faycurry, Chicago Corporate Suites and Development, welcomes us to our second location at 400 East Main Street in downtown Barrington. Our wish, our vision and intent, is to serve the community with care, compassion and competence. We embrace change, foster...

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Senior Services

"Quality of life until the end of life" Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness is happy to provide in home mental health services to seniors. We are a small group of clinicians who offer a personalized approach to the specialized needs of the older adult, their...

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Trim Life Weight Release

"It's not about the food, it's about how you live your life and your relationship with yourself".   The 'Trim Life Weight Release" program combines in-depth group support, education and hypnotherapy to identify critical life issues that keep you 'stuck' and...

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Stand Strong Together

“Just knowing you're not alone is often enough to kindle hope amid tragic circumstances.”*   In honor of National Recovery Month, BBHW is starting a unique group. "Stand Strong Together" is a therapist run group designed for those who are abstaining from alcohol...

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When the Helper Needs Help

What happens when the Helper needs Help? As human beings living in a busy stressful world, at times we find it helpful to turn to someone for support, guidance and assistance. We seek the consultation of medical doctors, attorneys, surgeons, mental health providers,...

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National Depression Screening Day

The goal of National Depression Screening Day (NDSD - October 9, 2014) is to provide community-based organizations with a platform to screen for treatable and frequently co-occurring mental health disorders, including depression, post traumatic stress disorder,...

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National Recovery Month

Each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (http://www.samhsa.gov), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (http://www.hhs.gov), sponsors National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), which celebrates...

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Take A Stand

Click the image and join "Take A Stand" at 10:00 a.m., July 26, 2014 in Paulus Park in Lake Zurich for their Third Annual 5K Walk! This year's family friendly event is 80's themed and all are welcome to attend in their best 'throwback' attire! Festivities include...

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PTSD Month

Did you realize you don't need to be in battle to suffer PTSD? Did you know that some people experience trauma and exhibit little to no effect from it? Did you realize that there is help for you if you suffer from PTSD? June is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...

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Rebound with Chris Herren

Rebound - The Rise, Fall and Recovery of NBA Star Chris Herren On May 7, 2014 former NBA star Chris Herren will share his personal story of substance abuse and recovery at "Chris Herren Unguarded - It's Never too Late to Follow Your Dreams," an educational and...

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National Women’s Health Week

National Women's Health Week, May 11-17, 2014,  is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. National Women's Health Week also serves as a time to help...

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May is National Mental Health Month

Since 1949, May has been officially recognized as Mental Health Month. The focus for this year’s awareness campaign is the mental health of young people. According to the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), mental health problems affect one in five young people...

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Before Oz

THE LAND BEFORE OZ – Intervention   As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, I have accompanied hundreds of people through the “haze” of using to find the path to recovery.  This is often a dark and frightening time for...

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Land of Oz

  THE LAND OF OZ - Treatment   Primary addiction treatment is essential for those who have become “powerless and unmanageable” in their life due to their use of alcohol or drugs.  Clinically that means that they have lost tolerance for the substance and need...

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Beyond Oz

  THE LAND BEYOND OZ – Therapy & 12 Steps   So, you’ve tapped your heels together three times and said – ‘I want to go home’.  Now what?  This is where the path to true recovery begins – in the real world. Some say that “an addict alone is in bad...

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