Author Archives: MHA of NYC

Weekend Media Roundup for 7/1/16

Stay informed about the latest mental health news by reading our weekend media roundups.

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A Note from Our CEO on the Passing of Alan Rutsky

Alan Rutsky, the treasurer of the MHA board, and a cherished member of our organization, has passed away. Alan has been a member of our board since 1998. His counsel, guidance and friendship to all of us cannot be replaced. Alan loved MHA, and looked at our growth with such happiness because it was an […]

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Weekend Media Roundup for 6/17/16

Stay informed about the latest mental health news by reading our weekend media roundups. Our favorite stories this week: “Connecting the dots on nonprofit underfunding” By Helen Rosenthal and Allison Sesso, NY Slant  “Delivering action on mental health” By Sarah Chamberlain, The Hill “Concern grows on mental health of med students” By Inside Higher Ed […]

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Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando, Florida

We here at MHA-NYC are proud to administer the Disaster Distress Helpline, the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. In the aftermath of the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida, we’d like to remind everyone that this service provides 24/7 crisis counseling and emotional support for anyone struggling with distress or other mental […]

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Weekend Media Roundup for 6/10/16

Stay informed about the latest mental health news by reading our weekend media roundups. Our favorite stories this week: “Miss USA, an Army reservist, to tackle military suicide, PTSD, and other veterans issues” By Sally Ho, AP, ArmyTimes “Department of Justice calls for better mental health resources for police departments” By Brett Hoffland, ABC News […]

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A Letter From a Past Student in Our Y.E.S. Program

This letter was received by an MHA-NYC Program Director from a past student who utilized our Y.E.S. Program. It’s been #OnOurMinds ever since. Learn more about the program here. Dear Ms. Kotkin, I hope this email finds you well. It is hard to believe that it has been two years since I left the Y.E.S. […]

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Weekend Media Roundup for 6/3/16

Stay informed about the latest mental health news by reading our weekend media roundups. Our favorite stories this week: “The right to THRIVE – seeking mental health for all” By City of New York, Medium.com “Chicago students turn parking lot into meditation garden for veterans” By Paul Meincke, ABC7 “The final workplace taboo: mental health […]

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A PTSD Month Statement From Our CEO

With the start of June, we begin PTSD Awareness Month and as with so many other mental health challenges, individuals with PTSD often face loneliness and stigma. The traumatic events that can cause PTSD, like a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, an accident, a battlefield experience or a natural […]

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Mental Health: Truth and Gratitude Time

May is Mental Health Month but what about the other 334 days of the year? For most of us in this line of work every month is mental health month and we are all too intimately familiar with the anguish and despair we hear from those who are struggling. For many who reach out to […]

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Weekend Media Roundup for 5/27/16

Stay informed about the latest mental health news by reading our weekend media roundups. Our favorite stories this week: “For Ono, the time to speak about mental health is now” By Cameron Knight and Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com (part of USA Today)  “NYC officials take over dozens of church pulpits to talk mental health” By Kaitlyn Schallhorn, The Blaze “No […]

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