By now, many of us may be familiar with the usual advice for weathering the stress and challenges of anxiety-provoking situations. Maintaining your usual routines, taking care of your health, eating well and exercising, staying informed yet not drowning in news and social media feeds, connecting with friends, family and activities that nourish you emotionally... These activities are all more important than ever, yet they may be unavailable to us in ways we are used to.
TARRYTOWN, NY (2020)—The Mental Health Association of Westchester has been awarded a generous grant of $108,696 from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to expand mental health clinical services to Rockland County. The award, part of a $150 million initiative to improve health services around New York State, is one of the many grants issued this year. With these funds, the expansion of services aims to increase access and improve the quality of mental health care to support Hudson Valley’s most vulnerable populations.
As we develop new routines and practice social distancing, many families may be turning to screens more than ever for work, education, socialization and even childcare. Many parents are feeling conflicted as they balance their desire for their children to have limited screen time against the need to work remotely, adapt to online education and see friends and family by way of video chat.
Since our beginnings in 1946, we have weathered challenging times together. Through it all, we have remained a community of care and a steadfast resource for support for those who need it most.
Our deepest commitment has always been, and will always be, to our community.
When it became apparent that "social distancing" was the safest route toward the health and safety of those for whom we provide services and for our staff, as well as being a strategy that is in our control, we took action.
MHA Vice President of External Affairs Jenna Velez recently spoke with Ty Milburn of News 12 to discuss tips for managing anxiety in fears during challenging and uncertain times. Staying connected with the help of technology, maintaining routines and finding ways to be active can all promote emotional wellness.