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.


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

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

The Bronx’s Quiet, Brutal War With Opioids

“The dramatic rise in opioid-related deaths has devastated communities around the United States in recent years, and has stirred concern among law enforcement and public health officials alike in New York City.” Terrell Jones, a longtime resident of the Bronx and educator with the New York Harm Reduction Educators, always keeps a dose of naloxone, a medication… View Article

MHA-NYC Continues to “Just Talk About It”

As the country continues to shine a spotlight on mental health, MHA-NYC and its programs have played a significant role in the media and the public’s growing discourse on mental health and wellness this quarter. In July, the NFL Life Line’s work with current and former NFL Players, staff, and their families was highlighted by… View Article

Minds Ahead Laces Up for Wellness

Minds Ahead, MHA-NYC’s young leaders council, are lacing up their running shoes in the name of mental health and wellness. To raise awareness of mental health and support the work of the Mental Health Association of New York City, the Minds Ahead team committed to running the Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon and five-mile race… View Article

I Work At A Suicide Hotline – Here’s What It’s Like

“What if I said the wrong thing?” Women’s Health Magazine interviewed one of MHA-NYC’s crisis counselors about working at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and some of the thoughts that every crisis counselor encounters on the job. “I learned that it wasn’t my job to swoop in and save the day. I wasn’t there to… View Article

Inside the framework of the #BeThe1To 5 Action Steps

Imagine you’re on a pleasant, afternoon walk around your neighborhood. The sun is shining, but it’s not too hot; there’s a gentle breeze lifting any humidity off your skin, keeping you cool. You can smell freshly cut grass. You’re about ten minutes away from home and you walk this route almost every day. You originally… View Article

How Jedi Counsel Brings Together Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, and Popular Culture

Members of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s national network are part of a community that encourages the sharing and innovation of best practices in crisis counseling and suicide prevention. This blog post by Chris Maxwell, Lifeline’s Coordinator of Member Engagement, is an example of the kinds of discussions available to crisis  centers in the Lifeline… View Article

#BeThe1To save a life.

MHA-NYC President and CEO, Kim Williams, kicks off  National Suicide Prevention Month with an overview of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s #BeThe1To Movement #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are… View Article