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).


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.

JULY 2014

Ithaca First Friday Gallery Night; States of Mind Release Party

Since the first one was such a success… let’s do it again! The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County (MHATC) invites you to join us in celebrating the publication of the latest issue of the literary magazine States of Mind at our release party Friday, July 11!  The event will include free food and beverages, readings by the authors, an art show displaying work from the contributing artists, and live music.  There will also be free copies of the magazine available and information about our upcoming issue.


As part of July’s Ithaca First Friday Gallery Night, the release party will take place at Autumn Leaves Used Books, located conveniently at 115 E State St., on the Commons. The event goes from 5PM to 8PM. Readings start at 6 PM! For more information please contact Emily at enowels@mhaedu.org or (607) 273-9250.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday July 15, 6:30-8 pm and Family and Children’s Service of Ithaca, 127 West State Street, Ithaca. Join us for a supportive and educational monthly support group, especially for caregivers of older adults.  Please contact Ann Dolan, LCSW607-273-7494 for more information or for drop-ins please ring buzzer located next to the front door for entry

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).