There are two major events taking place over the next few weeks at MHANYS.
We hope that you will be able to attend these events and please let your
colleagues know as well.

1) MHANYS Mental Health Matters Legislative Day on March 8th.
Speakers include State and Legislative Leaders in Mental Health, experts on
workforce, veterans mental health, housing, mental health education, eating
disorders and so much more. There is no cost to attend this event and
breakfast and ‘Mental Health Matters’ Tee Shirts are included. You can
register at Information is listed below

2) MHANYS Mental Health Education in School Summit taking place on
March 16th at Albany Law School. This summit brings together experts in
mental health and education to discuss the impact of the recent passage of
the Mental Health in Education Schools Bill. Among the speakers in the
summit include State Education Commissioner, MaryEllen Elia and State
Mental Health Commissioner, Dr. Ann Sullivan. The cost of the event is *only
twenty dollars* to cover the cost of lunch. You can register at Information is also posted below.

________________________________________________________________________________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 Prevention, Veterans Mental
Health and Crisis Intervention Teams; Mental Health Education is becoming a
reality in schools across New York and a Tax Check off for Mental Health
Public Awareness is the law in New York State. Your advocacy creates
results. There will also be breakfast and tee shirts for all attendees.
Please join us on Wednesday, March 8th. Register at
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. invites you to its annual

Mental Health Matters Legislative Day

March 8, 2017

Join MHANYS as we advance important mental health legislation that will
improve services for all New Yorkers, raise mental health awareness and
literacy among educators and others community members and help assure
adequate State funding for New York’s mental health service system. By
attending, you will be able to…

• Participate in advocating for important legislation.

• Engage government and the legislative process

• Hear presentations from key legislators, guest speakers and MHANYS
own public policy staff

• Visit legislators to talk about mental health issues.

• Rally at the State Capital

• Free continental breakfast

You can read more about Mental Health Matters Day and register for the
event at Or call John Richter, Director of Public Policy at
MHANYS at 518-434-0439, ext. 229.

________________________________________________________________________________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. Information is listed below

MHANYS’ Mental Health Education in Schools Summit
Learn about the new law that requires schools in New York State to teach about mental health.

MHANYS invites stakeholders from across the State to learn about implementing the Mental Health Education in Schools Law in 2018.

Date: March 16, 2017
Registration starts at 8:15am
Program Time: 9am to 2:00pm
Location: Albany Law School
$20 (includes lunch)


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