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Mental Health and Wellness 101

Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) is now offering general mental health awareness training for schools, community groups, organizations, clubs and businesses. This training, ‘Mental Health and Wellness 101,’ can be as short as 60 minutes and can be tailored to meet your scheduling and content needs. 

Goals of the training:

  • Increase basic knowledge of mental health to help reduce stigma.
  • Understand Mental Health as a continuum of wellness that defines us every day — it is illness, recovery and all of the space in between. 
  • Promote wellness, treatment seeking behavior, recovery and self-care.

Why is this important?

Consider thisthe median time between the onset of mental illness (when symptoms first appear) and when an individual gets appropriate treatment is 10 years.  During that time, a person is likely experiencing periods of increased symptomology and periods of wellness.  Mental Health and recovery are dependent on an individual’s ability to recognize and manage where he/she is each day on the continuum between wellness and illness and take care accordingly, an important piece to quality of life.  Education and early intervention promotes wellness.

Specialized Add-Ons:

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Organizational wellness
  • Beyond Trauma-Informed
  • Hands-on Learning Activities

Specific Audiences:



Employees living behavioral health challenges exist in most workplaces. Statistics show that depressions and anxiety cost the global economy an estimated $1 trillion annually in lost productivity.

Half of all mental health disorders begin by the age of 14 and half of lifetime cases of anxiety begin by 8 years old. Educating school staff is an important step in promoting student mental health and wellness.

Mental Health & Wellness 101 is a product of the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

For more information or to schedule a Mental Health and Wellness 101,
please complete the training inquiry form below.

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