MHA of Rockland Announces Lana Rumore, LMHC, as New Director of Adult Rehabilitative Services

Valley Cottage, NY – July 10, 2019 – The Mental Health Association of Rockland (MHA of Rockland) proudly announces the promotion of Lana Rumore to Director of Adult Rehabilitative Services to lead MHA of Rockland’s Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services (PROS) initiative. In this role, Ms. Rumore will restructure the PROS program by expanding the range of classes, focus on meeting individuals where they currently are and assisting them in obtaining both short term and long-term goals. Ms. Rumore will also lead a renewed focus on education and employment.

PROS was established in 2011 with the purpose of fostering healing and growth through an offering of classes and individual support to adults with complex mental health issues. Its team includes clinicians, group counselors, nurses and psychiatrists. PROS is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. In 2018, MHA Rockland provided services to more than 5,500 county residents.

Since joining MHA of Rockland in 2012, Ms. Rumore has managed various departments, most recently holding the position of Director of Adult Care Management, where she was responsible for overseeing the department which helps connect members with chronic health conditions to various resources in the community in order to foster wellness and independence. Ms. Rumore has also acted as Director of Vocational Services within the agency since 2014 and will continue to promote wellness for children, adolescents and adults in the community by assisting them with vocational opportunities. She holds a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University and is a certified trainer in Health Literacy and Mental Health First Aid. A Hudson Valley resident, Ms. Rumore is passionate about working within the community and currently oversees the Work Readiness Internship Development Experience (WRIDE) for high school students in the East Ramapo and Spring Valley School Districts. Through WRIDE, students participate in work readiness classes and then seek/obtain paid internships in order to journey in employment.

About the Mental Health Association of Rockland

The Mental Health Association of Rockland helps people living with mental illness and/or addiction to embrace life and redefine themselves. MHA of Rockland also welcomes and supports families, friends, employers and colleagues who care about those struggling with these challenges. Since opening their doors in 1951, MHA of Rockland has touched the lives of more than 50,000 Rockland County residents.

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Organizations interested in offering customized MHA of Rockland presentations to their staff on recognizing signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, promoting individual wellness, creating a positive workplace culture, and connecting to resources in the community should contact Velvet Reda, Development Director, at (845) 216-4045, redav@mharockland.org.

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ROCKLAND AND GENOA HEALTHCARE OPEN NEW INTEGRATED PHARMACY

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ROCKLAND AND GENOA HEALTHCARE OPEN NEW INTEGRATED PHARMACY

• Genoa Healthcare will provide full on-site pharmacy services and an integrated care team approach within the Mental Health Association of Rockland in Valley Cottage, NY
• MHA of Rockland CEO Stephanie Madison will speak about how the integrated pharmacy model improves medication adherence and healthcare outcomes for clients with behavioral health conditions

WHAT: State legislative leaders will join MHA of Rockland and Genoa Healthcare leaders for the grand
opening of a new on-site pharmacy. Clients receiving pharmacy services in the same facility as their care can more easily obtain medications, leading to improved medication adherence and lower rates of hospitalization and emergency care. Genoa Healthcare is the leading provider of pharmacy, telepsychiatry and medication management services for individuals with behavioral health conditions.

The grand opening, which coincides with Mental Health Awareness Month, will include a ribbon cutting and remarks from MHA of Rockland and Genoa Healthcare leaders. Lunch will be available immediately following.

WHO: Stephanie Madison, CEO and President, MHA of Rockland
Suzanne Tamer, Director of Operations, Genoa Healthcare
Iman Badawy, Pharmacy Site Manager
David Carlucci, New York State Senator, Chairman of Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Ellen Jaffee, New York State Assembly Member
Kenneth Zebrowski, New York State Assembly Member
Ed Day, County Executive

WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Noon – Ribbon-cutting and remarks

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Rockland
140 Route 303, Suite H
Valley Cottage, NY 10989

About Mental Health Association of Rockland
The Mental Health Association of Rockland has a 68 year history of providing outstanding services to more than 50,000 Rockland residents since their inception in 1951. They have grown from a grassroots organization, to the premier provider of behavioral health services in the community, engaging more than 5,000 individuals annually. MHA of Rockland consistently strives to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental health and/or substance use issues. They offer a vast array of therapeutic services, with most programs offered in people’s homes, schools, and workplaces. At their location in Valley Cottage, and in the community based sites, they work tirelessly to connect people, educate families, and rebuild lives.
About Genoa Healthcare
Genoa Healthcare has been serving the behavioral health community for nearly 20 years, providing pharmacy services, telepsychiatry and medication management solutions. Today, Genoa Healthcare serves 800,000 individuals annually in 47 states and the District of Columbia, and fills more than 15 million prescriptions per year. Genoa Healthcare has more than 450 pharmacies located onsite within community mental health centers. Genoa Healthcare is part of OptumRx, a leading pharmacy care services company.
Media Contact:

MHA of Rockland
Velvet Reda
Phone: 845-267-2172 Ext. 257 | redav@mharockland.org

Mental Health Association of Rockland Awarded a $10k Grant from Sterling National Bank for Discovering Tomorrow Program

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

 

Valley Cottage – The Mental Health Association of Rockland County’s President and CEO,

Stephanie Madison, has received a $10k check from the Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation to sustain the Discovering Tomorrow program, which serves youth ranging from 5-18 years of age. Discovering Tomorrow is an important component of the work MHA does with youth and the service it offers is recognized by the NYS Office of Mental Health as a critical tool to engage, connect and motivate young people who struggle with emotional disturbances, who are isolated and need help envisioning a hopeful future.

“Sterling National Bank has made it possible for us to continue to engage youth in talking about and realizing their hopes and dreams by connecting them to needed services and creating a team to support that child”.

MHA’s Case Managers in this program serve children who have serious emotional disturbances that impair their ability to function at home and/or school. The program is provided at no charge to the participants, so their inability to pay is never an impediment to receiving help. Discovering Tomorrow Case Managers are often the only consistent support to a child, as their behavioral difficulties typically cause considerable conflict in their relationships. Short-term, the goal is to help children and their families connect to services that will strengthen their participation in school, family relationships and social connections. Once these relationships are strengthened, the long-term goal is to reduce conflict and prevent hospitalization and out-of-home placement.

As per the NYS Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Services, an estimated 20% of youth receiving treatment for emotional or behavioral problems have either contemplated or attempted suicide. In addition, studies have shown that continuing in school through and beyond high school is strongly linked to longer life expectancies and increased lifetime earnings. “MHA serves over 100 youth per year across Rockland County and Sterling National Bank has allowed us to sustain an important program that benefits children and their families in the Rockland Community”.

 

 

For more information contact Velvet Reda (845) 267-2172, redav@mharockland.org

MHA is offering a free two-day training on suicide prevention – called ASIST – on June 2 and 3, 2015

For immediate release

Event:   Suicide Prevention Training June 2nd and 3rd

Contact: Sonia Wagner, Mental Health Association of Rockland, 845-267-2172, x323

The Mental Health Association of Rockland is offering a free two-day, highly interactive training on suicide prevention, called ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), to the general community on June 2nd and 3rd from 9am to 5pm (registration at 8:30am), with breakfast and lunch provided.

Through video, lecture, and roleplaying, participants will learn how to engage a person who has suicidal thoughts, help them to develop a safety plan, and connect them to additional supports if necessary.

“It is a kind of CPR class for suicide prevention,” said Sonia Wagner, executive vice president of the Mental Health Association.  “So often people are afraid to ask a loved one about suicidal thinking.   In fact, we find that a person who is thinking about suicide is generally relieved to discuss it and grateful that someone cared enough to ask.”

ASIST training has been delivered to over 500,000 people in more than ten countries.

The ASIST training will be offered at the Mental Health Association in Valley Cottage.  To register, please call the Association at 845-267-2172, x320.

MHA teams with NY Senator David Carlucci at Student Advisory Committee Meeting

By David Carlucci
Last night we hosted another informative Student Advisory Committee meeting with students from throughout the Hudson Valley.

I want to thank Nicole Sirignano and Sean Campbell of the Mental Health Association of Rockland County for conducting a thought provoking talk on suicide prevention.

If you or a family member is in crisis, please call the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).