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.


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

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