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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 -

7 Tips for Coping 5 Years After Sandy Hook

The anniversaries of disasters like Sandy Hook can be difficult. But there are ways to cope. Few events in modern history have left a haunting imprint on our country as the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting that claimed… View Article Published on - December 6, 2017 10:22 pm Published by -

Paid Family Leave

The comprehensive paid family leave website can be found at You can find specific information for military caregivers here, for military families here, and for other caregivers here; there’s also Spanish-language know-your-rights information here. Free and confidential assistance in English and Spanish are provided through this legal hotline at 1-833-NEED-ABB, which is a great resource if people have questions or just… View Article Published on - November 9, 2017 5:43 pm Published by -

Join Us for the #MonthOfThankYou

For the month of November, the month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving, we are introducing #MonthOfThankYou, which is a month-long opportunity for us to thank our donors. We could not run our programs or help the over one million people we serve every year without the generosity of those who provide financial support. Kim Williams… View Article Published on - November 2, 2017 2:47 pm Published by -

Minds Ahead and the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon

This guest post is by Taylor Clark, co-chair of MHA-NYC’s young professionals council, Minds Ahead. Taylor lives in NYC and works as a Senior Consultant in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Advisory practice. She previously held a summer internship at MHA-NYC’s Bronx Adolescent Skills Center where she was incredibly fortunate to witness the impact of… View Article Published on - October 26, 2017 8:27 pm Published by -

Superstorm Sandy 5-Year Anniversary

October 29th marks five years since Superstorm Sandy hit New York and New Jersey, flooding streets, subway and traffic tunnels and cutting off power to millions, for several days. It was an event many of us at MHA-NYC remember all too well, as our main office at 50 Broadway was also without power in the immediate… View Article Published on - October 20, 2017 7:15 pm Published by -

My Interview With a Rohingya Refugee: What Do You Say to a Woman Whose Baby Was Thrown Into a Fire?

Jeffrey Gettleman, of the New York Times, shares his experience interviewing a woman named Rajuma. “She told me (and everything she said was consistent with dozens of other witness accounts) that Myanmar government soldiers stormed into her village in August and burned down each house. They separated the men from the women and summarily executed… View Article Published on - October 19, 2017 7:58 pm Published by -

Logic’s song is saving the lives of those contemplating suicide

“A song about a desperate caller contemplating suicide is resonating with millions of listeners — and saving lives. That’s because the song’s title, “1-800-273-8255,” is also the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Logic, a rapper and songwriter originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, came up with the single’s concept: A person in despair reaching out to the… View Article Published on - October 17, 2017 2:18 pm Published by -