MHA is pleased to announce an award of $5 million over two years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide neighborhood-based, in-home and in-community services for underserved individuals in Rockland and Westchester counties through the addition of two customized behavioral health mobile units.
We were joined by Melissa Bernstein, founder of beloved toy company Melissa and Doug for a virtual community conversation, The Power of Anxiety: How Practice Makes Purpose. From building a billion-dollar company and raising six children, Melissa's public path has been marked by success. However, for as long as she can remember, harmful inner voices and feelings of hopelessness had been part of her life. After seeking help at the age of 50 for depression and anxiety, Melissa developed a set of powerful practices to support meaning.
The Mental Health Association of Westchester is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordania Estrella, LCSW-R, CASAC-G, to the position of Chief Clinical Officer. In this newly created role, Jordania is responsible for executive oversight of all aspects of clinic and mobile clinical program operations, including executing and sustaining strategic initiatives.
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In Behavioral Health News’ Summer 2021 issue, MHA’s Vice President of External Affairs, Jenna Velez, LCSW, discusses the potential for post-traumatic growth in our lives, and how this concept can extend into our work places. Following the events of the past year, organizations have the opportunity create positive change for staff and foster a work environment that is responsive to trauma and encourages growth.