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Children And Technology: Keeping Children Safe And Healthy In The Age Of Media

on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:05

Presentation and Panel Discussion: April 30th, 6pm at the White Plains Library.

Mark Bertin, MD – Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
Michael Delohery, Assistant District Attorney, Chief of the High Technology Crimes Bureau,
Westchester County District Attorney’s Office
James Kaishian, Superintendent, Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

There is no fee but registration is required. View the event flier.

The evening is presented by The Westchester Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, which is co-sponsored by MHA of Westchester and The Child Care Council.


Upcoming Event

on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:53

A Community Conversation April 28th 7-9 PM, Chappaqua Library

Please join us for a conversation about suicide prevention and local resources available to families managing concerns about risk of suicide or loss to suicide. Panelists will share their experiences and coping strategies they have developed for themselves.

Moderator: Sean Mayer, Planning Editor, The Journal News/ 
Sean was inspired to partner with the Mental Health Association of Westchester following the loss of his brother to suicide last year.

Presented by The Mental Health Association of Westchester and the Journal News Media Group

Event Details and Registration.


News at MHA

on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:34

Calling the “Focus on Early Onset Psychosis” a Game-Changer, this year's  prestigious National Council Conference brings together the country's most recognized experts in this field.  Presenting with this renowned group are our own Dr. Tia Tole, Program Director of OnTrackNY @ MHA and Doris Schwartz, LCSW, MHA's COO.   Learn more about MHA’s OnTrack program.


MHA on the Move

on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:41

MHA on the Move 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Kids’ Race
Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 8am to noon
FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights, New York

We can change the story of mental health in Westchester.

Lace up your sneakers and let the training begin. TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS!

  1. Register: Start or team or go solo. Spread the word and ask family, friends and colleagues to sign up too.
  2. Raise Money: As soon as you register, you’re given a fundraising page. It’s easy and inspiring to let everyone know the challenge you’ve taken on. Donations raised support mental health services.
  3. Participate! Whether you run or walk or volunteer, you’re doing good—standing up for a cause that affects 1 in 5 across America. 

Register hereLearn more.


What's New in Mental Health?

on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:25

First Lady Michelle Obama Launches Change Direction Campaign for Mental Health

“Our mental health is just as vital as our physical health, so it’s time we start treating it that way.”  Speaking about connection, compassion and hope, Mrs. Obama helped launch the Change Direction initiative.

Change Direction will create a new story in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness by helping people recognize:
•    that mental health has equal value to physical health
•    the signs of emotional distress in ourselves and others
•    how to care for our mental well-being and reach out to others in distress 

Change Direction encourages individuals and agencies to take a personalized pledge to “change direction”.