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MH Update – 8/9/17 – Call Now in Support of Mental Health Public Awareness License Plate Bill

The Mental Health Public Awareness License Plate Bill has reached Governor
Cuomo’s desk. He has the next several days to determine if he will sign or
veto this legislation.

We urge you to call the Governor’s Office and ask him to sign the Mental
Health Public Awareness License Plate Bill into law (S.1210—Ortt and

The best way to reach the […]

MH Update – 8/4/17 – Join the Restore Opportunities Now Campaign Today

The Restore Opportunities Now (RON) Campaign is going around the State
doing outreach to not for profits to help in our advocacy efforts to raise
funding for the human services sector. Last year, the campaign dramatically
raised the visibility of this issue. This year we hope to do even more and
get not for profits across the State to […]

MH Update – 7/27/17 – USA Today: Brandon Marshall delivers powerful message to owners about mental health

Kudos to outspoken mental health advocate and football star Brandon
Marshall for his strong support of breaking the stigma of mental illness.

Brandon Marshall delivers powerful message to owners about mental health
Scott Gleeson , USA TODAY Sports
July 26, 2017

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall said he originally declined
the invitation to speak about mental health — his […]

MH Update – 7/26/17 – New! Alcohol Use Resources from AAFP

From our colleague Dennis Romero of SAMHSA

Behavioral Health Partners,

We are pleased to share the news that the American Academy of Family
Physicians (AAFP) has developed a web page dedicated to Alcohol Misuse. The
page contains multiple resources on this topic, including a new alcohol
intervention manual, Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual: An Alcohol
Screening and Brief Intervention Program, developed […]

MH Update – 7/19/17 – Family finds clues to teen’s suicide in blue whale paintings

Yesterday, CNN published a disturbing story about an alleged international
“suicide game” targeting youth. If you’ve not already seen, it is a good
idea to have on your radar as mental health advocates. It is very
unfortunate that at the same time as we continue to fight the stigma of
mental illness, we have to also deal with this […]

MH Update – 7/12/17- Employee took mental health day: Wonderful Public Awareness Story

Once in a great while, there is a wonderful anti-stigma story that goes
viral. This one involves an individual in Great Britain who wanted to take
time off for a mental health day. The response from her boss was one of the
greatest mental health public awareness responses I have ever seen.

MH Update – 7/12/17 – Funding Opportunity-Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Victims of Crime

Thanks to our colleague Dennis Romero at SAMHSA for sharing.

OVC is Awarding Funding to Increase Access to Mental Health Services for
Victims of Crime

Deadline: August 10, 2017

Posted: JUNE 27, 2017

OVC seeks applicants for the FY 2017 Vision 21 Integrated Services for
Victims Program: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Victims of

solicitation to bridge the divide […]

MH Update – 7/7/17 – Announcement from OMH: Telepsychiatry Guidance for Contracting with Companies

Dear Colleague:

Attached please find guidance for OMH-licensed providers who wish to
contract with telepsychiatry/telemedicine companies for distant/hub
services. It is OMH’s intent that this will further expand the pool of
available practitioners. Programs approved for telepsychiatry and seeking
to enhance psychiatry services via a contract with a private
telepsychiatry/telemedicine company must submit a regulatory waiver
request. While the waiver will allow […]

MH Update -7/ 6/17 – Importance of Mental Health Education for Law Enforcement

Listed below is a link to a story on the local Albany WABC affiliate about
the importance of mental health education for law enforcement. The article
highlights the innovative work of Warren/Washington Counties and
specifically the work of Officer Jim Banish (a board member of the
Warren/Washington Association for Mental Health). Retired Troy Police
Captain […]

MH Update – 7/6/17 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: MLB umpire saves woman from edge of Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh

Outside of my family, my two greatest passions are mental health advocacy
and baseball. This is a story of the two worlds colliding with an
incredibly compassionate major league baseball umpire intuitively utilizing
all the right tools to help someone who was considering suicide completion.

MLB umpire saves woman from edge of Roberto Clemente Bridge in […]