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Learn about “Smiling Depression” and how it could be affecting you

A common trend is sweeping through social media platforms classified by experts as “smiling depression.” So what is this trend? Smiling depression is the “ability for individuals to put on a false front to hide symptoms of depression.” If you look around at social media platforms you may never accurately guess who may or may not be depressed. Women’s… View Article Published on - April 24, 2017 8:36 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

New Study Sheds Light on Psychological Distress in the U.S.

Studies show that about 3.4% of the U.S. population suffer from serious psychological distress, or SPD. According to research from the National Health Interview Survey, “SPD combines feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and restlessness that are hazardous enough to impair people’s physical well-being.” NYU Langone conducted a self-funded research study to determine just how prominent SPD… View Article Published on - April 20, 2017 8:59 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Minds Ahead Evening of Art

On Thursday, April 20, at 7 PM, Minds Ahead, the young professionals committee of the Mental Health Association of New York City, is celebrating an evening of local art in support of the Adolescent Skills Center of the Bronx through the José Hart Scholarship Fund. The evening will consist of an art show of work… View Article Published on - April 18, 2017 9:34 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

MHA-NYC’s New President, Kimberly Williams

With change comes opportunity. In January, I took on the amazing role of serving MHA-NYC’s staff, consumers, and community as President. This is a period of big change, both at our organization and across the behavioral health landscape. In the first quarter of this year, we faced a proposal from Congress to repeal and replace… View Article Published on - April 18, 2017 8:08 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Bronx Adolescent Skills Center Sit-In

Until very recently, the students of the Bronx Adolescent Skills Center (ASC) TASC Program were taught math by a phenomenal teacher. This teacher sadly had to go on medical leave early in 2017, which left them feeling hopeless. The students went from learning math in a fun and interactive way, to being sat in front… View Article Published on - April 14, 2017 6:20 pm Published by -

‘Raise the Age’ Is Law

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed ‘Raise the Age’ legislation into law on Monday. This means that young people who commit non-violent crimes will no longer be processed as adults in the criminal justice system. Instead, they will receive the help they need. Our Education Services Specialist RueZalia Watkins noted: “This huge news for families who have… View Article Published on - April 12, 2017 2:21 pm Published by -

Rosalynn Carter & Chirlane McCray Discuss #ThriveNYC

First Lady Rosalynn Carter & NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray discuss #ThriveNYC and how we can ensure that the one in five American adults who are living with a mental health condition receive more support, not less. MHA-NYC is proud to administer NYC Well, a program of #ThriveNYC. Click here to read the USA Today… View Article Published on - April 11, 2017 7:23 pm Published by -

We Must Advocate For Older Adults With Behavioral Health Conditions

By Kimberly Williams, MSSW, Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, and Michael Friedman, LMSW As of this writing, the healthcare and behavioral health systems are facing unprecedented threats from proposed legislation to significantly roll back the gains achieved through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Medicaid is also under threat, as the current legislative proposal attempts to alter… View Article Published on - April 3, 2017 8:51 pm Published by -

Insomnia in Older Adults

Kim Williams, President of MHA-NYC, and Lisa Furst, Assistant Vice President of MHA-NYC’s Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education, co-authored an article on insomnia in older adults in Today’s Geriatric Medicine. Read the full article here. Published on - March 27, 2017 6:29 pm Published by -