Author Archives for Comms Team

Supporting Your Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

  What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have described the coronavirus, or COVID-19, as an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the… View Article Published on - March 17, 2020 6:28 pm Published by -

We Wish You Light

By Joe Hunt, Director of the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC Most of this month’s celebrations are inspired by Christmas and Hanukkah, the two major religious holidays celebrated by Christians and Jewish believers, respectively, in the U.S. But those aren’t the only religious holidays this month that some families will celebrate together. In fact,… View Article Published on - December 20, 2019 4:19 pm Published by -

Emotional Wellness This Holiday Season

In this informative Q&A that addresses common misconceptions related to mental health concerns during the holidays, Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Assistant Vice President of the Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education at Vibrant Emotional Health, makes recommendations and provides supportive resources that will help you and your loved ones remain emotionally healthy this season. Q: Is it… View Article Published on - December 19, 2019 8:17 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Promote Emotional Wellness by Supporting Vibrant

At Vibrant Emotional Health, we believe everyone can achieve emotional wellbeing with dignity and respect. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we’ve been able to offer innovative and impactful services and supports this year. For instance, – We worked with a local hospital to directly address the high utilization of emergency rooms for… View Article Published on - December 10, 2019 2:46 pm Published by -

The Veteran You Don’t Know

By Joe Hunt, Director of the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC and Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Assistant Vice President of Vibrant’s Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education This November 11th we’ll celebrate Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of World War I, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day in… View Article Published on - November 8, 2019 3:13 pm Published by -

A Letter to Representatives Moulton and Stewart in Support of the FCC’S Conclusion of a Universal 3 Digit Number

“We celebrate the FCC’s conclusion that we urgently need a universal 3 digit number for accessing the Lifeline, but we also believe that as the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act advances, it is important to have further discussion regarding the best possible way to achieve this important goal.” Read the rest of the letter to… View Article Published on - October 7, 2019 7:57 pm Published by -

What We Know About Mental Health

Click here to download this page as a PDF File. 20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year. Only 40% of individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders get treatment. Of those who get treatment, less than 1/3 get minimally adequate care. Suicide is the tenth leading cause… View Article Published on - October 4, 2019 6:44 pm Published by -

Statement on the proposed Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA)

Federal officials have signaled potential support for the creation of a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), the stated aim of which would be to study the causes of mass violence in order to enhance prevention efforts. Increased Federal support for the study of the factors contributing to gun violence would be an important step… View Article Published on - September 30, 2019 2:08 pm Published by -

Mental Health in Ethnic Minorities and Immigrants

By Anitha Iyer, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer and Vice President, Crisis and Behavioral Health Technologies at Vibrant Emotional Health The decision to seek mental health care requires one to overcome various internal barriers. For ethnic minorities and/or immigrants, additional systemic barriers may further complicate care-seeking and connection. Systemic barriers that impact minority and immigrant communities… View Article Published on - July 16, 2019 7:27 pm Published by -

What I Learned Interning at Vibrant

By Paige Danehy, Intern, Summer 2019 Vicarious trauma. Something that I was not aware of before I started my internship at Vibrant Emotional Health, yet something I am so glad I was able to become familiar with. On my first day interning, I participated in a vicarious trauma training and learned its true meaning and… View Article Published on - July 9, 2019 7:48 pm Published by -