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Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, in Ithaca, The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County is committed to developing and supporting the active involvement of ordinary people (including providers, family members and recipients of mental health services) in all aspects of mental health. These include the definition of needs, the promotion of community, and the provision of services. We also support the human and civil rights of people who use mental health services, and will educate the community on all perspectives concerning mental health and mental health disabilities.

Our services are available to those who live or work in Tompkins County. We have limited services available in Seneca, Schuyler and Yates Counties in Central New York. We are always happy to respond to email inquiries in English, regardless of place of origin, if we can be of service.

A United Way agency, The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County is a chapter of the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS). MHANYS is an affiliate of Mental Health America (MHA), formerly the National Mental Health Association (NMHA).

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Mental Health America 2014 Annual Conference, September 10-12, Atlanta, Georgia—Parity and the Affordable Care Act: Bridging Gaps to Advance Mental Health. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discuss what we have learned in the process of implementing the Affordable Care and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Acts, and to collaborate to identify next steps and opportunities for action.

Glenn Liebman, CEO for the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS), talks about mental health and the role of MHANYS and its affiliate networks.
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MHANYS and its affiliate network work to promote mental health and recovery, encourage empowerment in mental health service recipients, eliminate discrimination, raise public awareness with education, and advocate for equality and opportunity for all.


OCTOBER 2014

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WELLNESS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You are invited to celebrate National Mental Illness Awareness Week with the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County (MHATC) during our first ever Week of Wellness! From October 6-10, the MHATC, along with other local organizations and businesses, will be offering educational and wellness-based activities to the community. Throughout the week you can enjoy everything from FREE fitness classes at the YMCA to a movie screening at Cinemapolis – from an Alternative Healing Practices Seminar at Rasa Spa to a fun trivia night at Agava. See the week’s order of events to left. You can also follow our FB page or look for a schedule posted around town to stay up-to-date on what events are happening throughout the week. There’s definitely something for everyone. Call (607) 273-9250 if you have questions about any event you are interested in. We can’t wait to see you there!

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DOWNTOWN ITHACA CHALLENGE HOURS

Peter Wofanger from Challenge will be at SPACE from 1-3 every Tuesday, offering assistance with career exploration and job readiness. SPACE is located at 301 S Geneva St in Suite 110.
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The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County offers a Saturday Kids Recreation program and Parent Support Group during the school year. Both groups will meet at 1pm at the YMCA. Please call Pat at 607 273-9250 to register your child(ren).
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October 6, at 6PM, the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County will be hosting a FREE SCREENING of Blue Jasmine at Cinemapolis. After the screening will be a brief discussion about the representation of mental health. We hope to see you there! Call 607-273-9250 with questions.
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