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.

Message from MHANYS Regarding COVID-19

Let’s Work Together in May!

It is important to ensure our loved ones, friends, networks, and communities are comfortable talking about the topic of mental health on any day of the year, especially this year.

We invite you to join us for Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

Get started by taking the MHANYS pledge and access our May Toolkit which includes handouts and activities to share and start a conversation about mental health.

MHANYS is a community organization that strives to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities by raising mental health awareness, ending stigma and discrimination, and promoting wellness and recovery.

Let’s work together and make it okay to talk about mental health.

When Challenges Arise, Concepts to Consider

COVID- 19 Information for Providers

Guidance from NYS Office of Mental Health:
For behavioral health providers
https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/

Guidance from NYS Department of Health:
For healthcare providers:
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/information-healthcare-providers

Fact Sheets from CMS:
(Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
https://www.cms.gov/newsroom

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

Physical

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.

Intellectual

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!

Social

​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.

Spiritual

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.

 

 

Emotional

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".

Occupational

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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