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Just Days Away: Register TODAY for MHA on the move 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Kids’ Race on Sunday, May 3!

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.


MHA’s newest service, the Westchester Recovery Network (WRN)

on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:39

Created to serve people who are currently in the hospital or have had a recent hospitalization for a mental health condition, WRN is a mobile peer-professional support service.  WRN recognizes that everyone has their own unique recovery journey and views relapses and hospital re-admissions as bumps in the road to recovery. WRN empowers people to move forward on their path, collaborating with them to honor their inherent strength and resilience. 




Social Work Continuing Education Credit

on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:14

MHA Approved  

MHA is pleased to announce that we have just been approved by New York State to offer Continuing Education Credit for Licensed Social Workers. We will shortly publish a schedule of courses and information about registration. 

NYS recently instituted a Continuing Education requirement for Licensed Master Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Our courses can help LMSWs and LCSWs fulfill that requirement.


Community Conversation

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

Leading up to our Community Conversation, The Journal News has posted a compelling series, Surviving Suicide.
View the video of MHA’s Dr. Barbara Bernstein discussing how to start a conversation if you are concerned about a loved one.




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

Meet our moderator and view the introductory video

Event Details and Registration.

Read our new content about Recognizing When Someone May Be at Risk of Suicide and Knowing How to Help


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.

One week left to register.

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.


What's New in Mental Health?

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

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to focus on the many ways we can all support families and protect children.

The Children's Bureau provides ways communities can build resilience and information about:

Nurturing and Attachment
Parenting and Child Development
Building Resilience
Social Connections
Supports for Parents
Parent tip sheets

Congratulations to Glenn Liebman, CEO, MHANYS who will be  honored by the New York State Care Management Coalition with the Excellence in Advocacy Award.  Details about the award, the Coalition conference and registration are online.