Author Archives for Srinivasan Attoor

#WriteOnSarah: The MHA-NYC Gala

Sarah Vander Schaaff is a writer, blogger and a mother of two from New Jersey, who has struggled with Obsessive-compulsive disorder for as long as she can remember. Her courageous column in the Washington Post (“Obsessive –compulsive disorder nearly ruined her life”, January 4th) received international attention for its honesty and openness. This is the… View Article Published on - April 22, 2016 5:42 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

De Blasio to create mental health council as part of ThriveNYC plan

* Originally on POLITICO by Dan Goldberg | Mar. 31, 2016 Mayor Bill de Blasio will today sign an executive order establishing the Mental Health Council, which will coordinate efforts to confront mental health challenges across several agencies. The council will be led by Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and First Lady Chirlane McCray, whose ThriveNYC… View Article Published on - March 31, 2016 4:40 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

A Statement on the Passing of Marvin Spieler

It is with great sadness that the staff of MHA-NYC announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Marvin Spieler. Throughout his life, Marvin was an outspoken advocate for all those with mental illness and championed recovery for all people living with behavioral health needs. Marvin, one our very first employees, supported the development… View Article Published on - March 24, 2016 8:58 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Annual Mental Health Policy Breakfast: Honoring Patrick J. Kennedy

The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy was honored by MHA-NYC at their Annual Mental Health Policy Breakfast on October 29th. A former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and one of the nation’s leading political voices on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases, he is the co-author of “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey… View Article Published on - September 29, 2015 2:59 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts