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ira 2014
The Ira S. Stevens 34th Memorial Conference
Monday, June 9th  |  DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown
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patdeeganBalancing the Duty to Care and the Dignity of Risk In A Managed Health Care System

Join us when Patricia E. Deegan Ph.D., internationally renowned thought leader and disruptive innovator in the field of behavioral health and recovery practices keynotes at our conference. 

 

Alan_FelixFeatured Speaker of the Week:

Alan Felix, MD
Psychiatrist, OnTrackNY@MHA Westchester
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons
Faculty, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Medical Director, Riverdale Mental Health Association

Critical Time Intervention – A Tool For Recovery

Dr. Felix will discuss the value of the Critical Time Intervention (CTI) model, of which he is a developer, as a component of recovery-oriented services.

CTI assists individuals who are transitioning back to the community from institutional settings succeed and move toward independence by teaching concrete skills and providing tailored time-limited supports. CTI is also a cornerstone of the OnTrackNY program which provides services to young adults in the first year of psychosis. 

MHA of Westchester is one of four OnTrackNY sites in New York State.  Learn more about OnTrackNY@MHA here.


MHA on the move:
10 Years of Moving for Mental Health

Sunday, May 4, 2014 FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY

Join us for the only 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Kids’ Race in the county in support of mental health.  Whether you run or walk, your participation helps raise the money that makes our work possible. With the data now showing that 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition, more effective help and better resources are essential.

5K Raffle NEWS Support MHA and you just might win something great for yourself!

Highlights include a weekend pass for 2 to the epic Great Hudson River Revival Festival, a kids’ bike courtesy of Walmart, sneakers from ASICS, entertainment experiences at Grand Prix New York Racing/Spins Bowl, The Cliffs at Valhalla and New Rock City. To purchase raffle tickets IN ADVANCE, call 914-265-7511. Drawing will be at 10:30 on May 4. Winners will be contacted!

To register

For more information about the event, visit www.mharunwalk.org


 

 

mentalhealthmonthMay is Mental Health Month.

 This year’s theme “Mind Your Health” emphasizes the connection between mental health and overall health and explores the ways that our bodies and minds interact.  Each week we will highlight one aspect of “Minding Your Health” and offer tips and tools you can use to protect your mental health and promote your whole health. 

This week we highlight Social Support: Getting and Staying Connected.  Learn more about the role of social support in mental health and ways to Become and Stay Connected.

Read more about mindfulness below.


psychtodayThe Power of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present, in which you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them.  Mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience. 

The practice of mindfulness does more than enhance the experience of well-being.  A recent study demonstrates the positive power of mindfulness training as part of a successful alcohol and relapse prevention treatment program.

Mindfulness training has also been associated with the ability to control food cravings – including cravings for chocolate. 

 

 

 

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