Meet AnnMarie and Marion: shining examples of resilience and the transformative power of peer support! At MHA, we believe in empowering individuals with behavioral health conditions to make choices about their living, working and social environments, and that making their own choices will speed recovery. During our recent Power of Connection Gala, AnnMarie and Marion spoke about how peer support and employment services have paved the way for their success.
Join us in celebrating Black History Month! The theme for 2024, "African Americans and the Arts," explores the rich history and life experiences of African American artisans as well as the importance of art in Black empowerment, community connections, and historical preservation.
MHA is excited to announce that Briana Braverman, a Youth Peer advocate with our Youth ACT Team, was acknowledged during NYS Gov. Kathy Hochul's 2024 State of the State Address!
Briana, a dedicated youth leader, has tirelessly supported young New Yorkers through MHA's Youth ACT program. This initiative empowers youths facing mental health challenges, enabling them to remain within their schools and communities instead of opting for in-patient treatment.
As the holiday season winds down and many people transition back to work from time off, it becomes increasingly important to prioritize our mental well-being. One of the challenges that may emerge during our return to work is burnout, a psychological phenomenon characterized by “extreme fatigue, that affects the body, emotions, or thoughts” (APA Dictionary of Psychology).
On November 28th and 29th, staff from MHA’s Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team took part in New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health and New York State Office of Mental Health’s Best Practices and Workforce Development Training.