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New Hudson Valley Initiative

on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:06

Living with Voices – A Different Perspective: Creating a Hearing Voices Network in the Lower Hudson Valley

The Hearing Voices Network of the Lower Hudson Valley Region (HVN-LHV) is a grassroots initiative working to introduce to our community an innovative, self-led support for individuals who hear voices and have other unusual sensory perceptions, such as seeing visions. More than 170 individuals registered to join our recent webinar. We are now accepting applications for individuals seeking training to become facilitators in Hearing Voices groups. 

Learn more and download the application.  

 

Walk-In Services Available

on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:38

No appointment needed: 

With clinics located in the heart of White Plains, Mount Kisco, and Yonkers, MHA offers easy-to-access walk-in services for individuals who could benefit from timely support. Staffed by licensed professionals and highly trained and experienced peer specialists, MHA’s caring staff can help with the immediate situation, develop a short-term plan for resolution and provide linkages to other services as needed.

Times and Locations

 

Early Intervention Service Highlighted

on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:37


Early Intervention Programs, such as our OnTrackNY @ MHA service offer innovative and effective responses to First Episodes of Psychosis. This approach, recently highlighted in a USAToday article provide an array of recovery-oriented mental health services and supports designed to keep individuals out of the hospital and to minimize interruptions in their social, academic and working lives.

MHA’s OnTrackNY @ MHA will be presenting at the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Second Annual Healthy School Communities Conference March 20.

 

What's New in Mental Health?

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

What Is Peer Support?

Peer support creates opportunities for growth and recovery through connection.  It provides mutual assistance that occurs through relationships that are based on respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful. It is about understanding another’s situation empathically through the shared experience of emotional and psychological pain.  Sherry Mead provides a beautifully written description of Peer Support as well as a peek into a new workbook / curriculum.

Interested in learning more?  MHA offers Peer Specialist Training and preparation for  NYS Certification as a Peer Specialist.