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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. By challenging yourself and others to take the pledge, we are working together to normalize the conversation with mental health.

When you take the pledge, you will gain access to a Mental Health Toolkit with resources to engage with and share.



Sylvia Lask Scholarship Application

The Sylvia Lask Scholarship is awarded annually by the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS). It was named in honor of Sylvia Lask in 2018.

This scholarship is open to 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. You must be a New York State resident and demonstrate financial need.

MHANYS CarePath™ Coach Trainings Now Available

MHANYS CarePath™ is a blueprint for achieving and maintaining better overall health and wellness. MHANYS CarePath™ is appropriate for anyone who experienced a mental health setback and is interested in learning more about achieving and maintaining mind-body health.

Learn more about MHANYS CarePath™ & a FREE CarePath™ Coach Training Opportunity

Learn more about MHANYS CarePath™ Coach Trainings

2022 Legislative Session Activities

Legislative Briefing Book 2022


This Legislative Briefing Book is a guide to a broad array of behavioral health issues that are priorities for the Mental Health Association in New York, Inc. (MHANYS). Collectively, these issues comprise MHANYS Legislative Agenda for 2022 and reflect efforts to influence public policy in New York in partnership with providers, especially MHANYS 26 affiliates, the New York State Legislature, the Governor’s office, various state agencies, the broader human services field, and New York’s many diverse communities and schools and mental health advocates.


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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