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.
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
Guidance from NYS Department of Health:
For healthcare providers:
Fact Sheets from CMS:
(Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
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
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!
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