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Suicide Awareness/Intervention Training

on Tue, 07/14/2015 - 17:08

safeTALK  October 7th  9:30-12:30

safeTALK is a half-day workshop that prepares participants to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with life-saving first aid resources. safeTALK is appropriate to all community members.
3 NYS SW CE hours available. Learn more and register.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) November 19th -20th,  9:00-5:00 each day.

ASIST is a two-day workshop that teaches participants to carry out life-saving interventions for people at risk of suicide. ASIST is appropriate to all community members.  
12 NYS SW CE hours available. Learn more and register.

 

Welcome to New Board Member, Jennifer L. Kasoff

on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:19

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer (Jen)  Kasoff to our Board of Directors. A former MHA grant writer, Jen holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. Jen has worked as a consulting writer, editor and researcher for nonprofits, with an emphasis on grant seeking.

A whole-hearted supporter of MHA’s mission, Jen says, “Talking about the hard issues and struggles is the best way to bring the topic of mental health into the light. I'm very impressed with the dedicated and tireless program staff who truly embody everything that is good about working in a nonprofit. Everyone is touched by a mental health crisis at some point in their life--whether personally or via a friend or family member. Knowing where to turn for help at a scary time is security. MHA provides that constancy and security for so many.”

Jen lives in lower Westchester with her husband and three school-aged children and, in her free time, enjoys reading, playing Scrabble, cooking, travel and the great outdoors. 

 

Planned Respite at MHA

on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:24

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our much-anticipated planned respite program. What is planned respite? In a nutshell, planned respite is a short-term intervention strategy for adults who have a mental health diagnosis and who are experiencing an escalation of symptoms that cannot be managed in the person’s home and in the community without increased supports.

The service is voluntary and temporary, and is provided by trained staff in the participant’s place of residence or at an alternate authorized temporary housing arrangement.

For more information, click here or call Maria Diaz, Planned Respite Program Coordinator, at 914-564-3749.

 

What's New in Mental Health?

on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:25

Managing Work Stress


Integrating Mental and Physical Health

Twitter Chat on Cancer and Psycho-Oncology

A diagnosis of cancer usually brings with it strong feelings such as fear, worry, stress, and sadness for the individual and for loved ones. Join the NIMH Twitter Chat July 22 from

1:00-2:00 to learn about effective ways to manage these feelings and ways to support caregivers. #CopingCancer

Can’t join the live chat? View the archived version later.