The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Zygmunt Nemzer to its Board of Directors.
Black Lives Matter. This is not a political issue, it is a human issue. It’s a mental health issue. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and are grateful for all those who are courageous and unapologetic in the fight for justice, power and healing.
For many youth, this season is one of unexpected loss. In addition to social distancing and closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are experiencing additional upset and grief related to the unrest that surrounds us: racial injustice, violence and political turbulence.
From missing milestones of prom and graduation to the inability to come together with friends to process feelings and take action on social justice issues, students may be feeling unmoored and grieving a variety of lost experiences.
The following statement can be attributed to Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America
"When We Normalize Racism And Bigotry, We Do Violence To Our Mental Health"
MHA Vice-President of External Affairs Jenna Velez recently published an article about the concept of Post-Traumatic Growth in Behavioral Health News. Find a sneak peek below.
Priming for Post-Traumatic Growth