World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10
In collaboration with the Think Again! about mental health group (TAG), the Mental Health Association of Cortland County host an annual suicide prevention walk.
The Mental Health Association of Cortland County participates in various community events (i.e. health fairs, secondary school and higher education events) by providing educational information and materials related to emotional and behavioral health issues.
Work with TAG
In collaboration with the Think Again! about mental health Group (TAG), the Mental Health Association of Cortland County supports and assists in coordinating efforts to combat the stigma associated with mental illness.
The Mental Health Association of Cortland County hosts an annual dinner recognizing May as national mental health month.
The background image is from the 2014 MHA Annual
Dinner, where participants lit a candle every 13 minutes,
tunity that in the U.S., one person s from suicide every 13 utes.
Food for Thought Series
The Mental Health Association of Cortland County sponsors a monthly lunch-and-learn lecture series as well as other workshops and informational presentations. Food for Thought includes local and regional providers speaking on a wide variety of topics in the area of emotional and behavioral health.
Area professionals, as well as persons suffering from mental illness, and family members affected by it, are invited to attend.
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Support of Local Survivors of Suicide Group (SOLOS) – Come join us in a safe, comfortable environment to talk about your lost loved one(s).
The support group is sponsored by the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.
Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. For more info please contact Family Counseling Services at 607-753-0234.
For parents and caregivers who are caring for children, teens, and adults that are coping with a mental health diagnosis.
With the assistance of Seven Valleys Health Coalition, we distribute a monthly newsletter on the topic of mental health, featuring an array of articles and resources that serve to inform, educate, and raise awareness of mental health issues and promote help-seeking behaviors. Newsletters often feature personal stories and we are always looking for contributors.