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.
“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.
The Mental Health Association of Westchester is pleased to announce the debut of Telehealth, a groundbreaking behavioral health service that enables clients to meet with the agency’s psychiatrists via two-way, real-time interactive audio and video equipment.
Featuring HIPAA-compliant computer and web cam configurations, Telehealth stations are located in MHA’s White Plains, Yonkers and Mount Kisco clinics and offer improved access to care for clients who are in crisis situations and those who engage in clinical walk-in services.