Summer Family Mental Health and Wellness

Let’s Talk Summer Wellness, a mental health and wellness toolkit for families and youth. The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) created Let’s Talk Summer Wellness to help families and youth connect to wellness during the summer months. Inside you will find fun activities to stimulate conversations about mental health and develop healthy habits

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Stop Problem Gambling – “Talk to Kids”

Problem gambling can start young; really young. In fact, 39.5% of youth age 12-17 have gambled this past year, and 30% of these youth state that they began gambling at age 10 or younger. The earlier a child starts gambling, the more likely they are to have problems due to gambling Your words can make

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Racism – Racial Violence and Social Justice

Recent events have underscored the importance that acts of hatred and racial violence cannot be ignored or tolerated. The current racial pandemic has created confusion and fear in young people, most especially children of color who are most impacted. If we are to help young people grow socially and emotionally, it is essential that adults

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Parenting Survival Tool Kit Workshop

ADAPP is hosting, via Zoom, a four part Parenting Survival Tool Kit Workshop on June 2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th at 4:30. Each session is 45 minutes long. Any questions or concerns please contact: Anna Barone-Fatigate at . June 2nd – Communication and Connection June 4th – Routines and Rituals June 9th – Conflicts and

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Headspace Resources

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo asked for Headspace’s help for his state during these tough times. We answered the call with a free collection of meditations, videos, and more to help them stay strong and be kind to their minds. Curated for New Yorkers, available for all: https://www.headspace.com/ny

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NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

Gov. Cuomo just announced that 6,715 Mental Health Professionals have volunteered to provide free online mental health services to New Yorkers experiencing emotional trauma. If you are not feeling okay call: (844) 863-9314. Click Here for information.

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My 6 yr. old niece thinks it’s “Vacation Time”

It was Monday morning – the first full day of state sanctioned school closings for most of us in NY state when my Niece kept shrieking with delight, “We are on VACATION TiTi” -the oft’ used term of endearment for Tia or Aunt- “its vacation in the middle of the school year!” She exclaimed with

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