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.

MHANYS Annual Awards Celebration & Conference

Featured speakers:

  • Ann Sullivan, MD, NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Benjamin Miller, PsyD, Wellbeing Trust,
  • Aileen Gunther, NYS Assembly
  • Samra G. Brouk, NYS Senate


2021 Legislative Session Activities

Summary of the 2021 Mental Health America Report: Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis


According to the CDC’s 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 1 in 3 high school students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness and 1 in 6 reported they had made a suicide plan in the past year. Both statistics represent a 40% increase over the previous decade. Early reports indicate mental health concerns among youth have increased throughout the pandemic. The Mental Health Association of New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) was proud to be a national leader in mental health education….


Visit our Legislative Action Community.

CarePath Program

              Learn about the                   MHANYS’ CarePath Program

Voter Empowerment Project

Learn about MHANYS’ Voter Empowerment Project.

Suicide Prevention

LOSS Prevention Teams

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