MHANYS impacts New Yorkers across the state through policy, programs, and products designed to empower individuals experiencing a mental health challenge and reach the general public through the promotion of mental health wellness & recovery.
- Approximately 1 in 5 youth & adults are living with a mental health disorder.
- Half of all chronic mental illnesses begin by age 14.
- The median delay between the onset of symptoms and treatment is 10 years.
- Depression is the leading cause of loss of productivity around the world.
It doesn’t have to be this way. By combating stigma together, we create more options and paths to recover from a mental health challenge, making recovery easier to navigate for all New Yorkers.
TAKE THE PLEDGE and access MHANYS May Toolkit which includes handouts, infographics, and our May 2019 pledge image to share.