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.

Special Message from MHANYS CEO, Glenn Liebman

In a time of crisis, we have an incredible ability to lift each other up. Over the course of my life, I have witnessed the assassination of inspirational leaders, 9/11, several wars, the explosion of the Challenger and so much more. Those times of crisis can bring out the best in people.

The individuals that work in our MHAs and other human services agencies are on the frontlines of the coronavirus. While we do not yet know the breadth of the virus, we do know that we will get through this and at the end be stronger than ever. This confidence is instilled in me because I know the kind of people that shape our sector. They are resilient, compassionate and dedicated to the people they work with.

We know that we have a responsibility to help provide resources for those with mental health-related issues as well as the general population:

To that end, please take a minute to review the resources that we have available to help people respond to this virus. Whether you are an individual, a family member, an educator a student, a provider or an employer, we have useful, pragmatic information that will help you with your mental health and wellness during this trying time. Our website at www.mhanys.org is filled with this content. For students, teachers, and families, another great site links to the MHANYS School Mental Health and Training Resource Center at www.mentalhealthednys.org .  We are constantly updating our resources as well as those of other content experts. They are posted on our social media sites on Twitter and on Facebook. In addition, if you want to find out the latest on statewide policy related to the coronavirus, sign on to our Mental Health Updates. You can also always reach out to us through our Mental Health Information Center at infocenter@mhanys.org.

Please take care of your mental health and be safe.

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

When Challenges Arise, Concepts to Consider

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.

Suicide Prevention

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

CarePath Program

              Learn about the                   MHANYS’ CarePath Program


Learn more
MHFA Trainings


Apply for the 2020 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, 2020