On Tuesday, May 18th, MHA's Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Östman, LCSW-R spoke at the New York State Legislative Hearing on Mental Health Crisis Services. The hearing explored New York’s current mental health crisis service delivery, examining the effectiveness of mental health crisis service models, and looked at other recommendations for policies and initiatives which should be considered when responding to mental health crises.
On May 11th 2011, MHA began a partnership with the Department of Social Services to operate the Single Homeless Assessment Center (SHAC). In honor of the program’s 10th anniversary, we spoke with members of the SHAC team, including staff from MHA, the Department of Social Services and Volunteers of America. Hear from them in their own words as they share more about what makes this program special and how the work that they do is vital for the wellbeing of our community.
Patrice Monaghan, Director of Single Homeless Assessment Center (SHAC), MHA Westchester
Learn how to THRIVE with MHA by integrating these tools into your daily life. At MHA, we share effective strategies to help individuals thrive during challenging situations. Now more than ever, we believe that these simple tools can have a powerful impact on your emotional wellness and help you build resilience going forward.
We've created an acronym to help you remember the tools to THRIVE:
Pillars of a Meaningful Life: Community Conversation with Emily Esfahani Smith
The author of The Power of Meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith discussed how we can re-emerge from the pandemic with an eye on finding fulfillment in our new normal. She explored this in the context of the pillars of a meaningful life and how we can incorporate these pillars into the experiences of the past year.
Wellness Workshop: Community Conversation with Meritage Restaurant
There is power in storytelling. Listening to stories can inspire, and telling them can heal. When we share our experiences, we create opportunities to change the narrative around mental health and help others find the courage to speak out.