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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 -

Changing the Conversation Around Suicide

By Kimberly Williams, President and CEO, Vibrant Emotional Health This past June a series of events shed light on a growing public health problem. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report stating that suicide rates across the country have risen over the last 20 years. This study was released during the same week… View Article Published on - July 19, 2018 6:35 pm Published by -

Statement on Family Separation Immigration Policy

Vibrant Emotional Health condemns the separation of more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents that has occurred by order of the Federal government, and demands immediate reunification of these children with their families. Ample research in the area of adverse childhood events demonstrates that forced separation of children from their parents causes immediate psychological… View Article Published on - June 22, 2018 5:39 pm Published by -

Military Resilience Project: Audition for the Park summer musical “Twelfth Night”

Military Resilience Project to announced it’s third year of partnership with The Public!  And with that, their upcoming audition day for the Public Works’ Shakespeare in the Park summer musical “Twelfth Night”. Public Works brings various NYC groups together to perform as a community in collaboration each Summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. … View Article Published on - April 3, 2018 1:43 pm Published by -

#PutChildrenFirst

No Cuts. No Delays. Children’s Services Today! This year, New York State is facing a $4.4 billion budget deficit. However, the state should not balance the budget on the backs of New York’s most vulnerable children and families involved in the behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems. But the proposed budget does just… View Article Published on - March 27, 2018 3:57 pm Published by -

MHA-NYC Continues to “Just Talk About It”

As the country continues to shine a spotlight on mental health, MHA-NYC and its programs have played a significant role in the media and the public’s growing discourse on mental health and wellness this quarter. In July, the NFL Life Line’s work with current and former NFL Players, staff, and their families was highlighted by… View Article Published on - October 11, 2017 3:19 pm Published by -

Suicide-related searches surged after the release of ’13 Reasons Why’

Following the premiere of “13 Reasons Why” in March 2017, suicide-related search queries escalated by a whopping 19%, reflecting nearly 900,000 to 1.5 million more searches. Read more about this study here.     If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  is available… View Article Published on - August 2, 2017 2:13 pm Published by -

MHA-NYC’s Jennifer Watkins Honored at 2017 Gala

About Jennifer Watkins: Jennifer Watkins is a community organizer, mentor, friend and peer. Since her first role as an MHA-NYC youth advocate in 2013, Jennifer has supported families as they’ve navigated life events and helped them build strong relationships. While living her own experiences, Jennifer has also helped other youths obtain their educational requirements, coordinated housing… View Article Published on - June 22, 2017 9:10 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts