The Mental Health Association of Rockland and The Mental Health Association of Westchester announce intention to merge
Nearly 150 years of combined history and shared commitment to person-centered, integrated behavioral health care services
The Mental Health Association of Rockland and The Mental Health Association of Westchester have announced their intent to merge and create a combined behavioral healthcare organization. By increasing the size and scope of services, the new organization will build upon a long legacy of reducing barriers to quality mental health care in the greater Hudson Valley region.
At MHA, we know that peer support can be an invaluable tool for recovery. Through our Peer Specialist Training program, we offer a path toward employment for people with lived experience of mental health conditions.
The Peer Specialist Training begins on September 19th, 2022 and runs through December 5th, 2022. Classes will take place online on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Getting help is easier than ever thanks to 988, a new three-digit dialing code that routes callers to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Available to callers across the United States beginning on July 16, 2022, the new three-digit code connects individuals in need to a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This Mental Health Month, we are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the 2022 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America. This distinction recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees - one where employees feel valued and supported, where there is a safe workspace, and where everyone shows respect for other aspects of a person’s life. MHA is proud to be one of those workplaces.
In recognition of Juneteenth, The Mental Health Association of Westchester will be closed on Monday, June 20th. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, recognizes the end of slavery in the United States and specifically commemorates the events of June 19th, 1865 - the day the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas, freeing approximately 250,000 Black people who remained enslaved there.