MHANYS is very pleased to share our quarterly newsletter entitled Healthy
Young Minds. This newsletter is sent to every school principal across New
York State. This month’s newsletter went out prior to passage of the Mental
Health Education Bill. Much of our next issue will focus on this new
legislation. Please feel free to contact us if you would like hard copies
or more information. If you are involved with schools, we would appreciate
if you could help raise the visibility of this publication with interested
parties. Thank you.

Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 415
Albany, NY 12210

September 28, 2016

Dear High School Principal:

Here is the latest issue of Healthy Young Minds a resource for your school
on timely topics of importance to high school aged youth (attached and
below). It’s intended to promote understanding and encourage discussion of
mental health issues among teachers, students and parents. One in five
teens reported that they have suffered from a mental disorder with symptoms
severe enough to impact their daily lives. This is why it’s so important to
create an environment where these issues can be discussed and information
is easily available.

Please share the newsletter, with parents, teachers and staff. Reprint
articles in your regular communications with parents and students. We know
that educational outcomes are improved when mental health is regularly
discussed and accurate information is readily available. Furthermore,
bullying and stigma are reduced and students are more likely to seek the
help they need.

The Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) is a respected
advocate for promoting access to mental health services. MHANYS and our 30
affiliates across the state work to combat stigma and promote well-being
and recovery through all our programming.

Healthy Young Minds is distributed 4 times a year, free of charge. Please
give credit when reprinting articles. Copies are available by contacting
the Mental Health Association in New York State. info@mhanys.org or
www.mhanys.org or www.youthnys.org.

Thank you in advance for your help in promoting mental health. And thank
you for your work in educating our youth.

Sincerely,

Glenn Liebman
CEO

Attached is the latest edition of Healthy Young Minds a quarterly
publication of the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

Schools are encouraged to share articles and content of the Healthy Young
Minds newsletter as appropriate in either printed or electronic forms.
Please give credit to MHANYS.

pdf icon HealthyYoungMinds_Sept2016.pdf

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