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MHA to close due to blizzard

on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:01

January 26, 2015

Due to the impending blizzard, we are closing the agency at 1pm today. 

In addition, the agency will be closed on Tuesday, January 27.

Please check back for additional information and updates.

Stay safe!

 

 

Walk-In Services Available

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

Support in the moment – no appointment needed.  MHA offers  walk-in services at our Mt. Kisco, White Plains, and Yonkers clinics.

Times and Locations

 

Next Food Service Skills Training Program Begins This Month

on Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:40

MHA is pleased to announce the next session of its popular Food Service Skills Training Program begins Monday, January 26 designed to benefit people who have challenges, with limited recent or no work experience, who wish to find competitive employment.  

The program meets daily for 10 weeks, and serves people with varying levels of skills, experience, and ability. Students receive regular individual feedback and support to learn and improve soft skills and compensatory strategies to address personal challenges. Graduates of the program are working in a wide range of facilities including nursing homes, hospitals, high schools and restaurants.

For further information, contact Program Coordinator/Chef Robin Stiebel. Call (914) 949-1212 ext. 7122, or e-mail stiebelr@mhawestchester.org.  

 

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 indivduals out of the hospital and to minimize interruptions in their social, academic and working lives.

 

What's New in Mental Health?

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

Hearing voices and feeling paranoid -- Common Experiences, Often a Reaction to Trauma, Abuse or Deprivation according to the British Psychological Society which also says that there is no clear dividing line between psychosis and normal experience.  The report also highlights the "vital" importance of indivdiuals being given the opportunity to “talk in detail about their experiences and to make sense of what has happened to them”.  The American professional commumnity is moving toward this view.  We highly recommend this brief article.

Here in Westchester, we will shortly introduce the "Hearing Voices Network" concepts to the community with the goal of launching Hearing Voices groups to provide indivudals with the the opportunity to talk about and understand their voice-hearing experiences.  Stay tuned for details about our introductory webinar and group facilitator training.

 

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.