MHA’s Peer Specialist Training prepares individuals to become Peer Specialists. The course teaches about recovery, peer support, engagement and reflective listening skills as well as about self-care, life and WRAP planning, trauma informed peer support, and working within a human service agency. If you are interested in developing these skills or considering seeking NYS Certification as a Peer Specialist, apply now.
Classes begin November 17th and run until March. To learn more, please contact Jeff Zitofsky, Coordinator of Peer Training and read more about Peer Specialist Training program.
MHA of Westchester is excited to participate in a pilot study of OnTrack>The Game, a cutting edge technology to enhance our OnTrackNY@ MHA services for young adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Online role-playing games offer a new and potentially powerful tool to teach skills that can teach and reinforce positive attitudes and behaviors and build motivation for change.
OnTrack>The Game is being developed to assist individuals participating in services, their family members and providers. It builds upon the findings of the NIMH RAISE-IES (Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode—Implementation and Evaluation Study, and is being developed by the Center for Social Innovation (C4) with Dr. Lisa Dixon and her team at the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University. Read more.
Picture:Recovery showcases more than 100 artworks created by individuals involved in NYS Office of Mental Health services. The works are displayed on the Empire State Plaza in Albany as well as online at Flickr via this link: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk4z1Ccn. Join in by sharing your own “Pictures of Recovery” via Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #PictureRecovery. Artistic expression can help fuel recovery and resilience bringing individuals closer to achieving their goals, hopes, and dreams.