Welcome to Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS)

MHANYS is a not-for-profit organization that works to end the stigma against mental illness and promotes mental health wellness in New York State. MHANYS achieves this through training, education, advocacy and policy, community-based partnership programming, and by connecting individuals and families to help.

Let’s Work Together in May!

Take the Pledge Now!

2021 Legislative Session Activities

Recordings of afternoon sessions can be found here.

Apply for the 2021 Sylvia Lask Scholarship!

Open to juniors, seniors, and matriculated graduate students attending school in New York State and majoring in a mental health‐related field.
Find out more here.

Deadline: June 30, 2021

When Challenges Arise, Concepts to Consider

COVID- 19 Information for Providers

Guidance from NYS Office of Mental Health:
For behavioral health providers

Guidance from NYS Department of Health:
For healthcare providers:

Fact Sheets from CMS:
(Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

FAQs: Telehealth

What is Telehealth?  Telehealth (also called telemedicine) is a way to have an appointment with your provider remotely, without having to go to the provider’s office.  Telehealth uses live videoconferencing technology similar to “Skype” or “FaceTime”, but with special privacy features.  Telehealth can also use other technologies that allow your provider to monitor certain vital signs like blood pressure, glucose levels or even heart ECGs remotely when these tools are connected through phone lines or the internet.

Here is more information in a printable format. FAQs: Telehealth

CarePath Program

              Learn about the                   MHANYS’ CarePath Program

Voter Empowerment Project

Learn about MHANYS’ Voter Empowerment Project.

Suicide Prevention

Local coalitions
can access RFP’s for 2019-2021.

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