Volunteers: A Critical Support for Families Involved in the Child Welfare System
In a recent issue of Behavioral Health News, Director of Children’s Advocacy Services, Michaele Mcilnay, Supervisor of the Host Visitation program, Randi Menchel, and one of MHA’s volunteers, Sheila Yossem share their perspectives on the integral role that volunteers play in supporting children and families involved in the child welfare system.
We know that many men find it difficult to open up about their mental health, due to societal expectations and stigma. We also know that there are unique cultural factors that can compound these existing barriers. Our panel for Part 2 of Men’s Mental Health discussed these cultural influences through the lens of race, ethnicity and religion.
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For 75 years, our doors have remained open, delivering vital mental health care and life-changing services. Thank you to everyone who joined us for MHA's 75th Anniversary virtual celebration on Thursday, October 14, 2021!
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.