Please join The Mental Health Association of Westchester on Thursday, October 26th for a riveting and unforgettable evening of conversation with former NHL all-star goalie, Clint Malarchuk, who will share his deeply personal story of survival.
Together with his wife Joanie, Clint will speak from the heart about his lifelong battle with mental health issues, the on-ice accident that nearly killed him, the subsequent spiral that led him to attempt suicide and the importance of family and a strong support network.
The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) has introduced a new service offering support and resources for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide – Suicide Loss: Outreach, Support and Healing.
“To show weakness, we’re told in sports, is to deserve shame. But showing weakness, addressing your mental health, is strength,” says Mardy Fish, one of eight professional athletes who candidly shared their personal stories of mental health issues with USA TODAY.
Click the article below for more from Michael Phelps, Imani Boyette, Mardy Fish, Rick Ankiel, Royce White, Allison Schmitt, Brandon Marshall and Jerry West.
The application period is now open for MHA's upcoming Peer Specialist Training! Peer Support is a vital part of a person's recovery, and as a Peer Specialist, you will be equipped with tools to help others on their journeys. Beginning on September 11, 2017 and meeting twice per week for 14 weeks, the course prepares and supports students interested in pursuing the New York State's Peer Specialist Certification. An internship of 100 hours follows completion of the course. For more information or to apply, please contact Bob Litwak at (914) 345-5900, ext. 7105.
The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Roberts, LCSW, to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Roberts formerly held the role of Senior Vice-President of Behavioral Health Services at the agency.