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IRA Stevens Conference Tuesday, June 23rd

on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 17:53

Trauma Informed and Integrated Care: Getting to iSMART

Attend Westchester’s most anticipated behavioral healthcare conference.

Hear from Nationally Acclaimed Thought Leaders.

Leah Harris, MA, Director of Consumer Affairs  
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) 

Shifting the Paradigm: Putting Trauma-Informed Approaches at the Center of Behavioral Health Care

David Woodlock, MS, President/CEO, Institute for Community Living

Do Both: Trauma-Informed Integrated Care

Cheryl Sharp, MSW, ALWF  

Senior Advisor for Trauma Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health Care

Implementing Trauma-Informed/Trauma-Competent Services Across Settings

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Community Conversation: How to Start the Conversation

on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:51

Leading up to our Community Conversation, The Journal News has posted a compelling series, Surviving Suicide.
View the video of MHA’s Dr. Barbara Bernstein discussing how to start a conversation if you are concerned about a loved one.

If you missed the extraordinary conversation about Suicide Prevention and Family Resources with Rich Klein, Janine Crowley Haynes, Rebecca Walkley, Barbara Bernstein and Sean Mayer,  you can view it online.



Celebrating MHA’s Healthcare Hero, Karlyn Jackson

on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:36

On May 14th, our Housing program director, Karlyn Jackson, was honored by Westchester Magazine as a Healthcare Hero. Karlyn was joined at the awards luncheon by family, friends and colleagues who all came to celebrate and recognize her achievements.
Karlyn’s work, which is helping people with serious mental health conditions secure safe and affordable housing, is beautifully reflected in this short film. Congratulations, Karlyn!

MHA’s newest service, the Westchester Recovery Network (WRN)

on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:39

Created to serve people who are currently in the hospital or have had a recent hospitalization for a mental health condition, WRN is a mobile peer-professional support service.  WRN recognizes that everyone has their own unique recovery journey and views relapses and hospital re-admissions as bumps in the road to recovery. WRN empowers people to move forward on their path, collaborating with them to honor their inherent strength and resilience. 



What's New in Mental Health?

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

During Mental Health Awareness Month, National Prevention Week is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. National Prevention Week 2015 will take place May 17-23, 2015. 

The theme for 2015 is “The Voice of One, the Power of All.”

Explore the National Prevention Week website to learn more about how you can get involved, from planning a community event to participating in the “I Choose” Project.

Learn more about National Prevention Week.