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MHANYS CarePath™

A Relational Approach Toward Recovery

MHANYS CarePath™ is a non-clinical program designed to support teenagers and adults who experience behavioral health challenges. This is achieved by training certified coaches who work with individuals in recovery and their families or chosen supporters over a three month period.

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MHANYS CarePath™ Participants

Support Recovery and Healing

Connect to Mind-Body Health

Develop a Wellness Mindset

Strengthen Family Mental Health

Who can be a Coach

Anyone who wants to support a teenager or adult experiencing a behavioral health challenge.

Where Coaches Serve

Coaches work in the following areas and more.

  • Schools

  • Behavioral Health

  • Support Groups

  • Community Services

What Coaches Do

Coaches meet with individuals and their supporters over 90 days.

  • In-person, online, or a combination

  • Engages in practices that support mind-body health and healing

  • Helps participants design their CarePath™

“I have been using the MHANYS CarePath™ Model in both my professional and personal life. It is very helpful to gauge my own mental health temperature before I begin my day. I now utilize it both at home and work.”
– Counselor

“Working with diverse cultures, I gained a lot of knowledge regarding mental illness and the cultural differences on how families regard mental health.”
– Care Coordinator

“MHANYS CarePath™ provided both information and skills I’ve been able to use in my work with mental health education in schools and with families. The framework is an accessible, effective approach to support and care.”
– Teacher

“MHANYS CarePath™ training built a new awareness of how to support my own health and wellbeing.”
– Registered Nurse

“MHANYS CarePath™ course helped me understand why it’s important to show up healthy when providing services for others.”
– Student

Herkimer College

Herkimer Community College and MHANYS are in partnership offering CarePath™ Coach certification within the College’s Human Services degree program. This is the first time MHANYS has teamed up with a college to offer academic learning opportunities.

Becoming a Coach

  • Take the Training

  • Join the Network

Upcoming Online Trainings

View Upcoming Events for training dates.


Online Instruction:

  • 15 hours
  • Maximum attendees is 20

*In-Person Instruction:

  • 21 hours
  • Maximum attendees is 24

*Must be requested


3 year certification and connection to a network of coaches across New York State.

Access to:

  • Coach Manual and program materials
  • Quarterly Newsletters
  • Friday Forums for program support
  • Learning Collective Summit
  • MHANYS Annual Conference

20 credit hours are available for CASAC Counselors, Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Advocates, and Youth Peer Advocates.

Interested in dual certification?

Offered together, MHANYS CarePath™ and Mental Health Community Partners provide up to 6 months of continued support – a transformative opportunity for individuals in recovery and their families.

Share with Community


In this podcast, Deborah Faust, Director of MHANYS CarePath™ & Mental Health Community Partners, shares a story about mental health and why it is important to discuss in the family.