This section features notes from staff about programming, topics being discussed, and happenings at MHANYS.
If you have a cut or a scrape, you wash it and put on a band-aid. If you encounter someone whose heart suddenly stops beating, the immediate reaction is to call 911 and begin CPR. These responses are ingrained into society as the accepted practice. These skills are the basic measures taught in […]
“We know in the professional world that making those personal connections is so important for getting ahead, finding employment,” stated MHA, Rockland County Clinical Supervisor and Local Business Advisory Council (LBAC) Coordinator Brandon Beachamp, LMHC (during my recent visit). In fact, according to Capital Region Career Counselor guru Dr. Tom Denham, networking remains the most […]
John C. recognizes the benefits that he receives from regular visits with his mental health counselor. According to John, “There’s also nothing like feeling useful and valued…It’s so easy to just hide. Now that I’m obligated to be at my job, I can’t!” (John C.)
Kudos to John!
In spite of his over twenty-five year struggle with […]
Poetry, music, art and drama…most commonly thought of as leisure activities, these are also wonderful tools for self-expression, healing and raising community awareness. The Warren Washington Association for Mental Health (WWAMH) is preparing for their second community production, entitled “Come as You Are”, scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at 7 pm in Glens Falls. Directed […]
A big thank you to the MHA of Orange County for recognizing the value of achieving success in the workplace…
One of my roles at MHANYS is to oversee an OMH-funded business outreach project that includes a Local Business Advisory Council (LBAC) program. The program’s goal is to enhance an affiliate’s capacity to establish and maintain […]
Arguably, some of the most misunderstood and debilitating mental illnesses are Eating Disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (www.nationaleatingdisorders.org), Eating Disorders involve distortions in thoughts and emotions relating to food intake and body image, resulting in unhealthy behaviors, such as extreme reduction of […]
According to the History Channel (www.history.com), the custom of creating New Year’s resolutions first began about 4000 years ago with the Babylonians who developed the practice of starting the new year by making promises to pagan gods. If they kept their promise, they would be rewarded. A similar practice was adopted by the Romans […]
So, when you are outreaching to potential employers – DON’T STOP after that first “No, sorry…we have no job openings.” While an employer may not have a job opening right then, she might still want to help out in some way…Perhaps, conduct mock interviews with a job readiness group…meet with a job seeker, interested in […]
There is a great article about LADY GAGA in the Summer 2016 issue of “Esperanza.” Lady Gaga encourages those of us managing mental health challenges to embrace our creativity and imagination in overcoming difficult times. Lady Gaga is one of the 100 most influential people in the world and her “Born This Way Foundation” promotes […]
It’s estimated that 698,961 individuals took part in donating roughly $116.7 MILLION dollars on Giving Tuesday in 2015!
What is Giving Tuesday you ask? Giving Tuesday began in 2012 and is held on the Tuesday following Black Friday to expand the gift giving season to those charitable causes around the world. Each year following its origination […]