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New Legislation Would Strengthen Access to Care

MHA-NYC applauds the introduction of federal legislation, Strengthening Mental Health in Our Communities Act of 2014, comprehensive, pro-active mental health reform that seeks to strengthen access and quality of mental health services through improved prevention, early detection and treatment of mental illness while also bolstering the workforce. The legislation, which was introduced last week, is… View Article Published on - May 13, 2014 2:21 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Help Erase Mental Health Stigma

It’s an understatement to say that living with a mental illness is an incredible challenge. Sadly, many struggle with a second challenge, the stigmatization of mental illness.  Instead of receiving compassion and acceptance, people with mental illnesses often experience discrimination and distrust, and have to work to hide their symptoms. The harm done by stigma is widespread… View Article Published on - May 8, 2014 3:40 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Obama Mentions Lifeline in Mental Health Awareness Month Proclamation

President Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner became a YouTube sensation over the weekend, but we’re still buzzing about his shout out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline last week. In a statement from the White House, President Obama said that too many people with mental illness still suffer in silence and declared… View Article Published on - May 5, 2014 8:19 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

New Study Links Head Injuries To Mental Illness

A recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests that head injuries, such as a concussion or skull fracture can increase someone’s risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression by up to 439%. This is the largest study to date documenting the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental illness. Using the… View Article Published on - May 1, 2014 11:02 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Introducing Stories We Carry

On a Friday night last month, more than 100 people gathered at the American Red Cross in Manhattan to attend the first-ever Stories We Carry event, a unique project that brings veterans and civilians together to talk about the impact of war. Conversations covered topics spanning hot-button, national issues such as PTSD and moral injury to… View Article Published on - April 30, 2014 11:12 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

MHA-NYC to Hold “Where There is Help, There is Hope” Gala Event On June 6 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City

Honoring Longtime Veteran’s Advocate Kenneth Fisher Honoree Kenneth Fisher NEW YORK, NY – April 17, 2013 – The Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) is holding its annual benefit gala on June 6th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event, “Where There is Help, There is Hope” highlights MHA-NYC’s 50 years of providing people… View Article Published on - April 17, 2013 5:21 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts