The mission of The Mental Health Association of Westchester County, Inc. is to promote mental health in Westchester, New York through advocacy, community education and direct services.

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Meet the newest graduates of MHA’s Culinary Arts Program


Please Join us for our Annual Benefit

We are pleased to be honoring these extraordinary individuals:

Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH
President & CEO, HRHCare

Edye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW-R
Director of Systems Transformation, NYAPRS

Mary Nicolich
MHA CASA Volunteer

Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 7:00pm

CV Rich Mansion White Plains, NY

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MHA’s Peer Specialist Training prepares individuals to become Peer Specialists.  The course teaches about recovery, peer support, engagement and reflective listening skills as well as about self-care, life and WRAP planning, trauma informed peer support, and working within a human service agency. If you are interested in developing these skills or considering seeking NYS Certification as a Peer Specialist, apply now

Classes begin November 17th and run until March.  To learn more, please contact Jeff Zitofsky, Coordinator of Peer Training and read more about Peer Specialist Training program. 

casa 20Volunteers Needed for MHA’s CASA and Host Visitation Programs
Training Begins October 29th

Host Visitation uses trained community volunteers as Visit Hosts, offering children separated by foster care an opportunity to stay connected to their families or origin through increased visitation.   

The CASA Program uses community volunteers as advocates for children in foster care or at risk for foster care.  CASA volunteers are assigned by Court Order to a family to monitor their health, education, mental health and plans for a safe, permanent home.

Training will occur on Wednesdays  from October 29 through November 19. To find out more, please contact Jackie Boissonnault, LMSW at (914) 345-5900 ext. 7518 or at


Mental Health America has launched a new #B4Stage4 (Before Stage 4)” campaign.    The campaign  reminds us that when we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them.  We start way before Stage 4.  We begin with prevention.  When people are in the first stage of those diseases, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms.  That is what we should be doing with mental health conditions as well. 

Learn more about #B4Stage4 and @B4Stage4Learn more about the campaigns and about mental health screening . 

Depression is a common, yet serious illness.  It interferes with daily life and causes pain for both the people who experience  and those who care about him or her.  Many people who have depression never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with the right treatment.  NIMH offers concise yet comprehensive information about the types of depression,  its causes, signs and symptoms and treatments. 




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