Community Conversations

Community Conversations on Mental Health is a project of the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County and Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service with the endorsement of the Ithaca Therapists Group. The series will explore the topics of trauma, cultural diversity in mental health care, and suicide prevention through a total of six programs, started in October 2013. Continue Reading

Community Mental Health Promotion Project (CMHP)

CMHP provides grants, training, and technical assistance to county-level MHA affiliate teams. The purpose of the grants is to increase awareness of mental health issues and to decrease discrimination and stigma about mental illness by increasing access to community-based support for service recipients and their families. Continue Reading

Finger Lakes Women in Transition (WIT)

WIT is sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County and is an organization created by mental health professionals, educators and women who themselves have navigated the divorce process. While divorce has become a choice, how to maneuver through the process remains challenging. Our goal is to provide knowledge to facilitate a clear and compassionate journey. Continue Reading

Parent Partner Program

The Parent Partner Program is a non-profit, community-based support and education program for parents and caretakers of young people who are or have been in treatment for eating disorders. The program presents “an overview, Eating Disorders 101″ class, and will provide support tips for carers. Professional treatment team representatives from the fields of medicine, nutrition and psychology present the program. Professionals wanting to learn more about eating disorders are welcome. Continue Reading

Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP)

WRAP® is an evidence-based system that is used world-wide by people who are dealing with mental health and other kinds of health challenges, and by people who want to attain the highest possible level of wellness. It was developed by a group of people who have a lived experience of mental health difficulties; people who were searching for ways to resolve issues that had been troubling them for a long time. Continue Reading