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Make a tax-deductible donation by December 31st to support essential mental health services in our community.

on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:38

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The holidays, such a joyous time for most, can be a challenging time for many in our community. At MHA, we are always here for you.

Your end of year donation helps us attend to every mental health need, every emergency that comes to our doors.

Click here to learn more about how MHA helps more than 25,000 individuals each year.

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Operation Holiday Joy 2015: Heart, soul and how it all came together in the end!

on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:37

You may be wondering... how did we end up being able to respond to each of the 350 Operation Holiday Joy wish lists? Well, we put out the call and... angels—like you!--began answering.

Gift givers include individuals, families, a local company, multiple Girl Scout troops, a dentist and a car dealership. All have contributed generously and made it possible to fulfill every single wish list.

The thank you cards have already begun to arrive. They contain expressions of gratitude of all kinds. One wrote: “You touched my heart.” Another: “Know how appreciated you are.”

Thank you for all the joy your efforts brought. Wishing you all that’s wonderful this holiday season and may all you’ve given be returned to you a thousand fold!

Picking up toiletry donation from Westchester Toyota.

The Brophy family and their gifts.

Gifts for 50 from OTA Management LLC.

 

 

New! The latest edition of MHA News

on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:26

Hear and see all about our big fall event, Denim & Dreams. Read about the local girl scouts who donated 60 backpacks for MHA kids and the board member who won a big award. Learn about the gift by van Ameringen and the peer specialists that benefitted.

All that and more is right here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's New in Mental Health? December 2014

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

Debunking The Holiday Suicide Myth

Among the many myths surrounding the issue of suicide is the one that associates the holidays with increased risk. Although this is not true, as discussed in this Huffington Post article, it is essential to remember the importance of connection. Being connected with others, and experiencing a sense of belonging is a powerful protection.

Another myth is the belief that raising a concern about suicide gives someone the idea. Someone who is thinking of suicide may not talk about it due to the stigma that remains – but they may feel relieved and grateful if start the conversation.

Warning Signs of Suicide

Recognize that the behaviors on this list, might indicate that someone is at risk.

As always, if you are facing a challenging time or are concerned about another, help is available 24/7 at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has launched a new resource for people who have lived experience of suicidal thinking or actions.

The site offers self-care tips, a virtual support community, new resources for friends and family, support group finder, and numerous other resources. One especially notable one is information about how to help someone whose risk becomes known to you through social media.