Category Archives: Stress

How to Endure: A Lesson from a Good Book

Reading is a luxury, and one I no longer take for granted. Not only does it require time, but it also requires a certain amount of pure mental energy and concentration. I found that painfully difficult to find when I was living with an overload of anxiety. Like a puppy that doesn’t want to sit […]

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Emotional Wellness This Holiday Season

In this informative Q&A that addresses common misconceptions related to mental health concerns during the holidays, Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Assistant Vice President of Training and Quality Improvement at MHA-NYC, makes recommendations and provides supportive resources that will help you and your loved ones remain emotionally healthy this season. Q: Is it true that people are […]

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5 Tips for Coping with Lockdowns and Sheltering in Place Orders

Christian Burgess, Director of the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), a program administered by MHA-NYC for the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), describes how you can cope with lockdowns and shelter in place orders. If you’re like me, just hearing or reading the word ‘lockdown’ gets your heart rate jumping. But experiencing […]

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Healing the Hurt: Enhancing Resilience in the Wake of Trauma

As part of Mental Health Month, today the MHA-NYC and the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) led a dynamic symposium that educated human services professionals who work closely with clients who experienced past trauma. Targeting a breadth of traumatic experiences, specifically related to children and young adults, the half-day event introduced attendees […]

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