One of the benefits of being part of an amazing national organization is the easy access to us from trusted and sound sources. The following pages on the MHA National web site have a multitude (but not overwhelming) pages to help you navigate the current health situation with the Coronavirus/COVID-19. COVID-19 Information And Mental Health … Continue reading Great Resources for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic
Mental Health has never been more important than this year. As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases, so does the associated anxiety. For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as essential to address as are the physical health effects. And for the one in five who already have mental health … Continue reading Tools2Thrive
Back-to-School 2020: Coping During COVID-19 This school year is bringing on challenges like no other. As a result of the pandemic, schools throughout the country are wrestling with at-home learning, traditional in-school learning, or a hybrid of the two. And everyone is wrestling with worry and uncertainty. At MHAoPC, we have been monitoring the effects … Continue reading Back-to-School 2020
July is BIPOC Month (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) What is BIPOC? By including “BI” Black and Indigenous in addition to “POC” people of color, we are honoring the unique experiences of Black and Indigenous individuals and their communities, as well as the spectrum of existence and experience by POC. This July, MHA has developed … Continue reading BIPOC Month
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, text Help to 741741, or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis support. Strategies, Programs, and Practices to Consider No suicide attempt should be dismissed or treated lightly. We should all learn more about suicide, self-harm, and mental … Continue reading Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention
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A fun, annual event brings lovers of tea and harp together for a delightful afternoon that supports mental health. Mental Health America of Putnam County hosted their Spring Tea Monday, May 20th at Almost Home at 4:00 p.m. Many friends gathered to enjoy an assortment of teas, tasty tidbits and music by local harpist Harriet Moore. This annual event … Continue reading MHA’s Spring Tea
Members of Mental Health America of Putnam County gather inside City Hall as Mayor Bill Dory proclaims May as Mental Health Month late Wednesday morning. Present at the proclamation signing are (from front, left) MHAoPC President Christina Wagner, Mayor Dory, Treasurer Cierra Frazier, Secretary Mary Zerkel, Executive Director Karen Martoglio and board members Harriet Moore … Continue reading May is Mental Health Month
#4Mind4Body Theme Highlights Importance of Work-Life Balance, Pets, Spirituality in Achieving Balanced Mental Health When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. … Continue reading May is Mental Health Month Marks 70 Years
Welcome to Chris Flegal! He recently was named Executive Director for United Way of Putnam County, and MHA was there to help greet him in his new position. We’re excited about his expertise and enthusiasm for United Way and all the Partner Agencies (of which MHAoPC is one). Congratulations, Chris!! Read more about Chris here.