A blog post by MHA's Vice President of External Affairs, Jenna Velez, LCSW, published by the NYS Trauma-Informed Network
This Mental Health Month, we are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the 2022 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America. This distinction recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees - one where employees feel valued and supported, where there is a safe workspace, and where everyone shows respect for other aspects of a person’s life. MHA is proud to be one of those workplaces.
Following the violent events of the past several days, we wanted to remind you that we are here to help. We have included links below for additional resources about taking care of yourself following incidents of mass violence, as well as resources for guiding your children through events such as these.
The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) has been named one of 15 teams state-wide to receive funding awards, totaling $21 million, to provide Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services. New York Governor Kathy Hochul has selected MHA as the only agency to deliver Youth ACT services in the Mid-Hudson region, and New York is the first state in the nation to use this innovative program to assist at-risk youth who have not responded well to traditional treatment.
MHA held ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Westchester and Rockland to celebrate the launch of Driving Towards Resilience, an innovative program delivering high-quality, evidence-based care to populations in need who face common barriers to care. Driving Towards Resilience engages individuals throughout the Hudson Valley who experience limited access to behavioral health services due to lack of transportation, telehealth technology, or insurance, as well as those who speak a language other than English.