Author Archives for Frances Gonzalez

The Millennial Divide in Self Care Practices

“Why is there a generational divide in taking care of yourself?” It is important to not only practice self care, but self awareness as well. “Self-care plus self-awareness equals self-love.” With the internet being one of the biggest social influences in the world, it’s clear why millennials are leading the way in self-care practices such… View Article Published on - June 5, 2017 7:04 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

MHA-NYC President Kim Williams Discusses New Healthcare Bill

“We are deeply disappointed that the house voted for this piece of legislation. It has serious, devastating consequences for people with behavioral health challenges.” MHA-NYC President Kim Williams speaks with MetroFocus Thirteen on the importance of mental health awareness and the effects of the newly passed healthcare bill. Watch the interview here.   NYC Well is a… View Article Published on - May 31, 2017 2:59 pm Published by -

U.S. Reps co-host briefing with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

“(WASHINGTON, DC)  On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and John Katko (R-NY-24) co-hosted a bipartisan briefing in coordination with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) on transforming mental health crisis care, as part of a series of events for National Mental Health Awareness Month.” Read more about the briefing… View Article Published on - May 30, 2017 8:06 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

MHA-NYC’s Anitha Iyer talks mental health issues and policies

Mental Health Association of New York City’s Vice President of Contact Center Services, Anitha Iyer PhD, spoke with the WBAI City Watch team this past Saturday to discuss mental health issues and policies, NYC Well, and the importance of Mental Health Month. Listen to the full podcast here and catch Anitha’s interview at 37:55.   NYC Well is… View Article Published on - May 22, 2017 4:19 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health issues impact each and every one of us. Over the past number of years there has been greater recognition about the impact that mental health issues have in our society. Public perceptions, services, and policies are undergoing major transitions. MHA-NYC is proud to be a leader in shaping the conversation and advancing the field. Join… View Article Published on - May 22, 2017 2:44 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Rise in hospitalized children with suicidal thoughts or actions

There is a rise in children hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions in the last 10 years. A research study conducted by the Pediatric Academic Societies detailed that there is “a steady increase in admissions due to suicidality and serious self-harm that occurred at 32 children’s hospitals across the nation from 2008 through 2015. The children studied were… View Article Published on - May 17, 2017 3:17 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Opioid epidemic fueled by untreated depression

Opioid abuse is on the rise and mortality rates have almost quadrupled since 1999. But why? Many Americans are unfortunately turning to opioids to remedy what may be depression. According to drugabuse.gov “Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®),… View Article Published on - May 16, 2017 8:17 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

MHA-NYC 25th Gala Honors New York Giants Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall

“On Wednesday, June 7th, the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA–NYC) will host its 25th Gala Celebration, “Just Talk About It: Stories of Recovery and Success” at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. The benefit will focus on the power of “just talking about” mental health and will celebrate people who, through public words and… View Article Published on - May 16, 2017 2:50 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

MHA-NYC President, Kim Williams, Delivers Important Message with ABCNews Anchor, Bill Ritter

In a recent interview with ABC News Anchor, Bill Ritter, MHA-NYC President, Kimberly Williams, spoke out about the importance of mental health care and what the public can do to to help those in need of support and services. Kim also touches on the progress made in the mental healthcare field over the last few… View Article Published on - May 10, 2017 2:00 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts