Speak Up: A Candid Conversation on Mental Health, Stigma, Suicide Prevention, and the Positive Impact of Community
Join us this April for a panel event including speakers who have navigated the complex terrain of grief after losing a loved one to suicide.
Panelists will share their lived experiences and how community support can help promote mental health and provide vital postvention support. During the panel, you can expect to hear inspiring stories of hope and resilience as well as gain access to community-based mental health resources. Leave empowered to be a voice for change in your community, the voice that speaks up first.
Meet AnnMarie and Marion: shining examples of resilience and the transformative power of peer support! At MHA, we believe in empowering individuals with behavioral health conditions to make choices about their living, working and social environments, and that making their own choices will speed recovery. During our recent Power of Connection Gala, AnnMarie and Marion spoke about how peer support and employment services have paved the way for their success.
Join us in celebrating Black History Month! The theme for 2024, "African Americans and the Arts," explores the rich history and life experiences of African American artisans as well as the importance of art in Black empowerment, community connections, and historical preservation.
MHA is excited to announce that Briana Braverman, a Youth Peer advocate with our Youth ACT Team, was acknowledged during NYS Gov. Kathy Hochul's 2024 State of the State Address!
Briana, a dedicated youth leader, has tirelessly supported young New Yorkers through MHA's Youth ACT program. This initiative empowers youths facing mental health challenges, enabling them to remain within their schools and communities instead of opting for in-patient treatment.
As the holiday season winds down and many people transition back to work from time off, it becomes increasingly important to prioritize our mental well-being. One of the challenges that may emerge during our return to work is burnout, a psychological phenomenon characterized by “extreme fatigue, that affects the body, emotions, or thoughts” (APA Dictionary of Psychology).