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.

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

Ideas for Supporting Six Dimensions of Our Health and Well-being


The Body Coach TV -  Free workouts with Joe for all ages.

real [FIT] life - real [FIT] life is offering Free At Home workouts on Facebook.


AlbanyCanCode - AlbanyCanCode is announcing that it will be offering pop up coding classes online to the public. AlbanyCanCode is offering this service to children and families.

Discovery Education - Join us live for our new Virtual Field Trips or watch them on demand later. Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities!


​AA Online Meeting - Skype AA meetings operate similarly to face-to-face meetings. Our purpose is to carry the message of recovery to the alcoholic who still suffers. We use a Skype conference call, audio only, no video.

Social Distancing Festival - Live streaming cultural events.


United Way of the Greater Capital Region - Find local virtual volunteer opportunities.

Make Giving Feel Good - How to encourage kindness in ways that also boost happiness.




Narcotics Anonymous Meeting - List of meetings including online meeting that are currently available.

Headspace Inc. - For everyone, inc non-members, a free collection of content called "Weathering the Storm".


Headspace Inc. - Free subscriptions to all US healthcare workers in public health settings.

Headspace Inc. - Free Headspace For Work tools and resources for businesses and orgs to help cope with the increasing strain caused by Covid-19.

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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