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.


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

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

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

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

Minds Ahead Continues to Raise Awareness

MHA-NYC’s young professionals committee, Minds Ahead, is dedicated to raising awareness of MHA-NYC among young professionals who understand that mental health and wellness affects everybody. This quarter, they continued to leverage their robust personal and professional networks to build diversified relationships that can further the development and expansion of MHA-NYC. On November 29, 2017, Minds… View Article

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

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

Paid Family Leave

The comprehensive paid family leave website can be found at FamilyLeaveWorks.org. 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

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