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2020 COMMUNITY TRAININGS
All of our community Mental Health First Aid trainings are held in session from 9am-1:30pm in the Borg Warner Room at the Tompkins County Public Library, located at 101 E. Green St., Ithaca NY, 14850. For each set of dates, BOTH sessions are required to complete the course.
Adult Mental Health First Aid:
- Tuesday, 1/21 & Wednesday, 1/22 – Cancelled
- Tuesday, 2/18 & Wednesday, 2/19
- Monday, 3/16 & Tuesday, 3/17
- Monday, 5/11 & Tuesday, 5/12
- Tuesday, 10/13 & Wednesday, 10/14
- Tuesday, 11/17 & Wednesday, 11/18
Youth Mental Health First Aid (For Adults Assisting Young People):
- Week of 4/6–Dates TBD
- Tuesday, 9/17 & Wednesday, 9/18
Want to know how we can see such a bright future?
We have 2020 vision.
Happy New Year from all of us at The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County!! Have you thought about what you want to accomplish in 2020? Time to start those New Year’s Resolutions! Our resolution is to keep providing education, advocacy, and support to all those through mental health services. Until one day we can finally #endstigma! We will be closed January 1, 2020 in observance of the new year. We are back serving you on January 2 starting at 9:00 AM.
We hope you had a self-care happy holiday with family, friends, loved ones, pets, or yourself! Be sure to take care of your mental health this holiday season.
We will be in the offices 9:00 – 4:30 Friday (27), Monday (30), and Tuesday (31). But we will be closed January 1 in observance of the New Year.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Winter Feast! It was a lovely occasion to celebrate family and friends together. Join us again next year and all the future years to come!
The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County will be closed Monday, 12/2, due to inclement weather. Stay safe and warm out there!
We are FULL
Wellness Recovery Action Plan®, or WRAP®, is an evidence-based system that is used world-wide by people who are dealing with mental health and other health challenges, to attain their highest possible level of wellness. WRAP® involves listing your personal resources, your Wellness Tools, and then using those resources to develop Action Plans to use in specific situations which are determined by you. WRAP® has its roots in the mental health peer movement and is adaptable to any situation. WRAP® also includes a Crisis Plan or Advance Directive. WRAP® is universal ― it is for anyone, any time, and for any of life’s challenges. Your WRAP® is written by and for you, putting you in the “driver’s seat” of your wellness journey.
WRAP® 1 teaches participants to develop their own plan for personal use, and is a pre-requisite for those interested in WRAP® Facilitator Training. To learn more about the WRAP® model, click here.
Monday, December 2nd & Tuesday,
8:30am – Registration
9:00am – 12:30pm – WRAP I
12:30am – 1:30pm – Lunch and Networking
1:30pm – 4:30pm – WRAP I Continued
*Lunch is provided*
The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County
301 S. Geneva Street, Suite 107 (basement level) Ithaca, NY 14850
WE ARE FULL. Please contact to be placed on a waitlist:
Melanie Little at email@example.com or call the MHATC at 607-273-9250
Friday, November 8
9:00-3:30 (Registration begins at 8:30)
Tompkins County Public Library
Borg Warner Room
For a complete list of conference events, click here.
All too often, individuals living with mental health concerns are confronted with a treatment system overwhelming in size and power. Understanding their role and how to navigate that system can be a daunting task. ‘Finding Your Voice’ looks to increase individuals’ understanding of themselves and their interactions with the mental health system to facilitate better outcomes. Attendees will learn how to become experts on themselves, set realistic expectations for treatment, and work collaboratively with others on their recovery. There will also be an opportunity to understand how traditional and innovative mental health services in Tompkins County have brought the consumer’s voice back into focus.
The conference is FREE, open to the public, and features a keynote by Dr. Ednita Wright, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC, multiple concurrent sessions, a book talk, and more! Everyone is welcome!
Dr. Wright is a Professor in the Human Services/Teacher Education Department at Onondaga Community College. She is also the Program Coordinator of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Program. Dr. Wright has worked at a variety of institutions, within the Central New York area, both private and public. She has written on topics of addiction, HIV/AIDS and cultural diversity. Dr. Wright is currently interested in the subtleties within policies and cultural norms that perpetuate racism and other bias in academic and other institutional environments. She has consulted for over twenty years with community agencies and academic institutions regarding issues of diversity with the primary objective of moving away from tolerance to authentic inclusion. She has received numerous awards for her commitment to the community and to the art of teaching.
Or contact Amanda Kelly, Mental Health Association in Tompkins County, to register by phone at 607-273-9250.
For accommodations for a disability, please contact Teri Reinemann, Finger Lakes Independence Center, at 607-272-2433.
Halloween Activities and Crafts until 5pm today! Cookie decorating, Halloween Bingo, Pin the tail on the cat, Hot Skull, and Mummy Relay. And most importantly Snacks!
Thank you to everyone: Volunteers, Jenkins Staff, MHA Staff, and friends for making such a spooky halloween here at the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County!