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Mental Health Awareness Month Supports Change

Mental Health Awareness Month Supports Change

This past May, we came together as a community to show support for mental health. More than 1,400 people took our May Mental Health Pledge and more than 1,250 people attended at least one of our Free Community Webinar Series. The need for more services, making mental health a priority, and eliminating the stigma were some of the common reasons people took and shared the pledge.

Find some community answers on MHANYS Stories for Change.


Mental Health & Higher Education in New York: A Call for a Public Policy Response

Mental Health & Higher Education in New York: A Call for a Public Policy Response

What is being referred to as the “college mental health crisis” is reflected in rising rates of anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and suicide on America’s college campuses. Responding to this crisis presents a daunting challenge to policy makers to determine if, and how, to offer remedy through public policy intervention. Such policies should seek to balance student need with the realities of strained capacity to address mental health challenges among colleges and universities.

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Winter Wellness for Families

The holiday season can be a cheerful time filled with fun, laughter and togetherness but for some it may bring with it additional stress and hardship. We know that in order to enhance our wellness during difficult times, we must focus on our mind, body and spirit.

We will highlight each of the 8 Dimensions of Wellness and share some practical ways for families and caregivers to stay connected, celebrate and promote wellness with their children this holiday season and all winter long.

9/22/2021 – Suicide Safety for Schools

Suicide Safety for Schools
September 22, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm *Rescheduled
This training is designed to meet the basic awareness needs of any and all school staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, understanding what it means to create a caring and competent school community, identifying the protocols in place at school to support a student with thoughts of suicide, and making a warm hand-off.