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 report on mental health education in New York Schools.

Mental Health Education in New York Schools
A review of legislative history, intent, and vision for implementation

Did you know?  Syndicated TV Show, The Doctors, did a segment on mental health education in schools on Friday, April 27th, highlighting that New York is the first state in the nation to have this law.

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Apply for the Edna Aimes Scholarship

The Edna Aimes Scholarship is awarded annually by MHANYS.  It is named for Edna Gentry Aimes, who bequeathed funds to MHANYS for the scholarship in 1965.  Ms. Aimes was a pioneer in mental health work in Columbia County.  She served as the charter member and first president of the Columbia County Mental Health Society, and as regional vice-president and secretary of the board of the New York State Mental Health Association.

This scholarship is open to NYS residents that are juniors, seniors, and matriculated graduate students attending school in New York State and majoring in a mental health-related field to prepare for a career in mental health.

Edna Aimes Scholarship Application