Meet some of the people whose lives were transformed with the help of Vibrant’s work and programs. Hear their stories, their words, and their voices, through these stories of hope and change.


Two Years Later Sandy Survivors Cope With Emotional Distress By Signing Up For iHelp: Sandy Stress Relief

Two years ago, on October 29th, Superstorm Sandy made landfall and forever changed the lives of New Yorkers and residents from the surrounding areas. During an emotional, yet informative press conference on the storm’s anniversary, MHA-NYC announced its efforts to help Superstorm Sandy survivors recover from emotional distress with the launch of iHelp: Sandy Stress… View Article

MHA-NYC Launches iHelp: Sandy Stress Relief with New York Public Officials

As the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approached, MHA-NYC joined with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and several other state and public officials to promote resources dedicated to recovery, including our newest program, iHelp: Sandy Stress Relief. This new, innovative online program is free and interactive, and most importantly, proven to help the… View Article

Working for Wellness and Beyond: Maurice’s Story

Maurice was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder at 12 years old. After being connected to MHA-NYC and learning how its direct services can help him gain control of his mental illness, Maurice is on his way to recovery and is sure that he has a bright future. “Like many others affected by mental illness, the fragmented… View Article

MHA-NYC Responds to the Death of Robin Williams

The suicide of Robin Williams is a terrible tragedy. We here at MHA-NYC and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time. Suicide is most often a preventable tragedy. By getting help and finding support, it is possible for people to get through these difficult moments…. View Article

MHA-NYC Gala Recognizes Corporate Leaders Committed to Hiring Veterans

Honoring Longtime Advocate for Veterans and their Families Gregory J. Fleming, President, Morgan Stanley Wealth and Investment Management, and Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta  ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff, and Lee Woodruff to Host Gala NEW YORK, NY – July 15, 2014: On October 1, the Mental Health Association of New… View Article

The Start of a Fulfilling Career: Joel’s Story

Joel’s experience at the ASC in the Bronx prepared him not only for a new job opportunity and college, but he learned the importance of coping with his emotional challenges in order to grow and achieve life-goals. When Joel completed the program at the Bronx Adolescent Skills Center (ASC), he thought that his experience with… View Article

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

From June 12-13, 2014, MHA-NYC hosted a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for the Department of Youth and Community Development’s programs for at-risk youth. Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a course designed to teach citizens how to help adolescents who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, disorder, or crisis until the appropriate… View Article

President Obama Hosts the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit

President Obama’s recent White House Summit on youth concussions is a key step toward to addressing the growing public health concern of concussions and the need for better identification, assessment, and treatment approaches for younger individuals. The summit not only advanced attention to much needed research, but also highlighted prevention, detection and awareness about sports-related… View Article

Priorities Lead to Success: Brandon’s Story

Brandon learned that he needed to set priorities in order to reach his professional goals. At MHA-NYC’s Adolescent Skills Center, he’s learned to take school seriously and is working with the dedicated staff to get on track as he aims to earn a college degree in business. Social studies isn’t a difficult subject for Brandon,… View Article