Veterans Aren’t Victims—But They Still Need Our Support

In an article in USA Today, General James Mattis shared an important viewpoint in the ongoing conversation about veterans and PTSD.  He has taken the stance that our society all too often pathologize soldiers and the consequences and impact that war has upon them.  In a speech at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco he… View Article

Obama Mentions Lifeline in Mental Health Awareness Month Proclamation

President Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner became a YouTube sensation over the weekend, but we’re still buzzing about his shout out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline last week. In a statement from the White House, President Obama said that too many people with mental illness still suffer in silence and declared… View Article

New Study Links Head Injuries To Mental Illness

A recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests that head injuries, such as a concussion or skull fracture can increase someone’s risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression by up to 439%. This is the largest study to date documenting the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental illness. Using the… View Article

Introducing Stories We Carry

On a Friday night last month, more than 100 people gathered at the American Red Cross in Manhattan to attend the first-ever Stories We Carry event, a unique project that brings veterans and civilians together to talk about the impact of war. Conversations covered topics spanning hot-button, national issues such as PTSD and moral injury to… View Article

MHA-NYC to Hold “Where There is Help, There is Hope” Gala Event On June 6 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City

Honoring Longtime Veteran’s Advocate Kenneth Fisher Honoree Kenneth Fisher NEW YORK, NY – April 17, 2013 – The Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) is holding its annual benefit gala on June 6th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event, “Where There is Help, There is Hope” highlights MHA-NYC’s 50 years of providing people… View Article