Mental Health Update

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MH Update – 2/22/17 – Expansion of the Language of the Health Care Facilities Transformation Fund Program to include HCBS Eligible Providers

One of our major budget concerns this year is in regard to the Health Care
Facilities Transformation Fund Program. Last year, advocates were
successful in getting a set aside of $30 million in funding of the $150
million that was provided for this program. That $30 million was identified
for non-institutional programs including health care […]

MH Update – 2/22/17 – Only two weeks away from MHANYS Mental Health Matters Legislative Day on March 8th–Register at www.mhanys.org

Last year over two hundred people participated in our annual MHANYS
Mental Health Matters Legislative Day. We hope you can join us this year
and show your support for mental health. Through your leadership, funding
has been added to mental health services in New York State, funding has
increased for Mental Health First Aid, Suicide […]

MH Update – 2/22/17 – ADVOCACY ALERT – State Legislature Call-In Day Today for not for profits. We need your help to raise wages for the human services sector.

Please take a few minutes to call your legislators. This is very easy to
do. I called both of my legislators and the conversation took less than
five minutes. Let legislators know how important it is to work with the
Governor in this year’s budget to invest in fair wages for the not for
profit sector. Thank you, Glenn […]

MH Update – 2/17/17 – Legislation to Provide Teachers with Mental Health Training

Information below is from MHANYS Public Policy Director, John Richter.
This is the next step in MHANYS advocacy around mental health education in
schools.

New Legislation Aims to Provide Teachers with Valuable Mental Health
Training

In the Wake of the successful passage of the Mental Health Education in
Schools Bill, legislators are working toward the next step in […]

MH Update – 2/16/17 – We Need Your Help! Senate to Vote on Overturning Important Protections for Students with Disabilities

TELL YOUR SENATORS TO PRESERVE CRITICAL PROTECTIONS
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES!

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to overturn the Department of
Education’s regulation implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act’s
(ESSA’s) core requirement that schools be held accountable for the
performance of historically marginalized students, including students with
disabilities. Congress has never before voted to overturn an education
regulation. The Department […]

MH Update – 2/15/17 – 2017 Suicide Prevention Conference: Pillars of Prevention Save the Date

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
and the Suicide Prevention Center of New York State (SPC-NY)
invite you and your colleagues to the

2nd Annual New York State Suicide Prevention Conference

September 18 – 19, 2017 at the Hilton Albany

LOOK FOR CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND POSTERS SOON!

The 2nd Annual New York State Suicide Prevention Conference: Pillars of
Prevention sponsored […]

MH Update – 2/15/17 – Register Now: Annual Institute for Disaster Mental Health Conference

Registration Now Open!

Please Note

Continuing Education Credits for New York State Social Workers and Mental
Health Counselors are pending review through the University of Albany
School of Social Welfare and will be provided at no cost to participants.

MH Update – 2/10/17 – State looks to address youth suicide with new mental health focus – Story From Channel 13 in Rochester

Great story from Channel 13 in Rochester about the impact of the upcoming
Mental Health Education in Schools Bill.

State looks to address youth suicide with new mental health focus

by Jennifer Lee

Tuesday, February 7th 2017

Kristina Mossgraber was a star athlete in middle school and was voted most
popular by fellow classmates at Nathaniel Rochester Community School Number
3.

Unbeknownst […]

MH Update – 2/10/17 – State Education Commissioner Elia to Keynote MHANYS Mental Health Education in School Summit – March 16th at Albany Law School

We are very excited to announce that State Education Commissioner
MaryEllen Elia will be the keynote speaker at the MHANYS Mental Health
Education in Schools Summit. It will be a great opportunity to hear from
her about the integration of mental health education into schools. There is
still space available to register. Go to MHANYS.org for information and […]

MH Update – 2/8/17 – MHANYS Budget Testimony

On Monday, MHANYS testified at the annual legislative hearing on the
Mental Hygiene portion of the Executive Budget. In the fourteen years that
I have testified, I have never witnessed so much emphasis on workforce from
all sectors. We spent our entire testimony talking about workforce and
emphasizing the downside of deferring the COLA for […]