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Mental Health Update

September 20, 2021
Mental Health Update

MH – Update – 9/20/2021- MHA Westchester Upcoming Events – Conversation with Melissa Bernstein of Melissa and Doug Toys! and MHA’s 75th Anniversay Gala      ​

MHA Westchester Upcoming Events


Community Conversation with Melissa Bernstein, founder of Melissa & Doug

The Power of Anxiety: How Practice Makes Purpose  A Virtual Community Conversation with Melissa Bernstein, founder of toy company Melissa and Doug – Wednesday, September 22nd at 7 PM

Please join us for an evening with Melissa Bernstein, founder of beloved toy company Melissa and Doug. From building a billion-dollar company and raising six children, Melissa’s public path has been marked by success.  .However, for as long as she can remember, harmful inner voices and feelings of hopelessness had been part of her life. After seeking help at the age of 50 for depression and anxiety, Melissa developed a set of powerful practices to support meaning. Today, she shares these practices, resources and tools through LifeLines, an online ecosystem she and Doug underwrite to facilitate individuals creating their own lifelines.

Join us as Melissa and moderator and MHA Board Member Jeanette L. Fairhurst explore this journey and key takeaways of developing our own practices to support meaning and purpose.



MHA’s 75th Anniversary Gala

A Virtual Celebration of the Power and Strength of our Community – Thursday, October 14th at 7 PM

Please join us from the comfort of your own home as we celebrate the
strength of our community and our 75th anniversary milestone on October
14th. No ticket is required to attend our virtual gala this year, which
will be streamed at We deeply appreciate your generosity when considering a donation with registration.
Jeanette L. Fairhurst -Dedicated MHA Board Member, Passionate Mental Health Advocate and Founder of RISE
RISE (Resilience is Essential)-Global Regeneron Employee Resource Group Dedicated to Building and Promoting Resilience

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