Results for What’s Happening at MHA-NYC

Statement on the Proposed Public Charge Rule

The immigration policy of the United States is under considerable revision, and at times, proposed changes to immigration regulations can have a direct impact on behavioral health. One such feature of current United States immigration policy includes a regulation known as the “public charge” rule.  This is a test that is used to determine whether… View Article Published on - December 7, 2018 2:32 pm Published by -

Support For Suicidal Individuals On Social And Digital Media

Digital communities and social media platforms provide important vehicles to express ourselves, find information, and communicate with one another. This is also true for individuals in distress who are potentially suicidal. Too often their posts go unnoticed or not responded to. There are compelling reasons for social media companies to establish digital policies that will… View Article Published on - September 25, 2018 2:30 pm Published by -

Minds Ahead Second Annual Evening of Art

ABOUT THE EVENTS An inspired evening celebrating local art in support of the Adolescent Skills Centers (ASC), through the José Hart Scholarship Fund. Mingle with the artists themselves, and indulge in cocktails, craft beer, and hors d’oeuvres. Take a few photos in our photo booth and have @itsbysam customize a tote for you to bring… View Article Published on - April 17, 2018 3:37 pm Published by -

Running Towards the Emotional Recovery “Finish Line”

by Christian Burgess, Director, Disaster Distress Helpline (Originally published April 2016, updated April 2018)   I’m the Director of the national Disaster Distress Helpline, a 24/7 crisis hotline dedicated to providing emotional support for survivors, loved ones of victims, first responders, and anyone in the U.S. and territories struggling with distress or other mental health… View Article Published on - April 10, 2018 9:30 am 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 -

5 Tips for Coping with Severe Winter Weather

Severe winter weather – including blizzards and other storms that occur during the winter months – has the potential to cause emotional distress among adults and youth living in the affected areas.  These 5 tips from the national Disaster Distress Helpline can help you and your loved ones manage anxiety, worry, or other stressful emotions… View Article Published on - January 3, 2018 4:56 pm Published by -

3 Ways to Use MHA-NYC’s My3 App

Mental health and suicide prevention apps have gained popularity over the last few years, offering a range of services  to help users address their issues or crises. What you may not be aware of is how few of these are evidence-based, frequently updated, or supported by organizations and staff with actual crisis intervention or suicide… View Article Published on - December 29, 2017 7:21 pm Published by -

MHA-NYC Staff Recognized for 2017 Impact

In the autumn of 2017, MHA-NYC was honored to have two of its dedicated staff members recognized for their significant contributions to our state and local communities. Rena Au, one of our Family Advocates from Manhattan South Family Resource Center, was awarded the 2017 Family Advocate of the Year Award from Mental Health Association in… View Article Published on - December 29, 2017 6:58 pm Published by -

MHA-NYC and Logic Continue Impact

Throughout the Fall 2017 quarter, rap artist and mental health advocate, Logic, continued to bring awareness with his hit single, “1-800-273-8255,” named after the Lifeline phone number. Now, his song has been nominated for two 2018 Grammy awards: Song of the Year, and Best Music Video. The song’s music video was also named as the… View Article Published on - December 29, 2017 5:05 pm Published by -

How I turned my broken moments into a mosaic.

This blog post is authored by Pura Torres, a Peer Support Specialist for MHA-NYC’s NYC Well program.  “I LOVE MY JOB!” Every time I say this, or think it, I can’t help but smile and laugh a little. Being a peer support specialist for MHA-NYC’s NYC Well program has become the most important part of… View Article Published on - December 14, 2017 5:32 pm Published by -