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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) February 24-25

on Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:58

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone, regardless of prior experience, who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. During the two-day interactive workshop, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
ASIST is available for all community members over the age of 18.
12 NYS SW CE hours available.

The Mental Health Association of Westchester County SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0097.


Innovative Early Interventions Promote Recovery from Psychosis

on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 17:56


Programs such as MHA's OnTrackNY@MHA have recently been highlighted by the New York Times, the Huffington Post and the PBS Newshour.  MHA's own Dr. Tia Dole is prominently highlighted in the New York Times article. Learn more about Dr. Dole, our team and MHA's evidence-based program.


MHA of Westchester’s Planned Respite Program.

on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:37

Planned Respite is a short-term intervention for people who are experiencing an increase of symptoms that cannot be managed at home without increased supports.  Voluntary and temporary, Planned Respite is provided by trained staff at either home-like settings within the community or at the person’s place of residence.
The stay includes supports intended to avoid unnecessary hospitalization and regain stability in the community.  Planned Respite Services can also be used to provide primary caregivers (family, significant other or legal guardian) relief from care responsibilities. For more information.

What's New in Mental Health

on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:24

Working while Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits Webinar — January 27

The National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar “Ticket to Work: Debunking the Three Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits and Work” will be held January 27, 2016 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are thinking about going back to work, the Ticket to Work program can help. This webinar will discuss some of the myths and misunderstandings about how working may affect your benefits. Register online or by calling 1-866-968-7842 (TTY: 1-866-833-2967).