The Mental Health Association of Rockland will host its annual fundraising Shining Star Breakfast on September 25, 2019. Please join us for this important event as we come together to raise funds to bring awareness to mental health, celebrate recovery and shatter the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders.
RSVP required. For a complimentary ticket, contact Velvet Reda at 845-216-4045. Don’t miss this educational and inspiring event!
In a country where 1 in 5 people are affected by a mental health condition, it’s time for all of us to step up and end the stigma associated with mental illness. On October 28, 2018, Ryan Ashford lost his own inner battle. In his memory, the inaugural Ryan Ashford Memorial Tournament, a golf and tennis event, will be taking place on September 16 at the Paramount Country Club. Please join us for this special event and help us end the stigma associated with mental illness. The proceeds will benefit MHA of Rockland and NAMI Rockland to provide support, education and advocacy for individuals, family and friends living with the effects of mental illness.
For more information, please contact Velvet Reda at 845-216-4045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At MHA Rockland, we help people living with mental illness and/or addiction to embrace life and redefine themselves. We also welcome and support families, friends, employers, and colleagues who care about those struggling with these issues. Since opening our doors in 1951, we have touched the lives of more than 50,000 Rockland County residents.
If you’re trying to make a meaningful change in your life, you’ll find it easier with people rooting for you. That’s why we begin to help by connecting people with similar experiences to each other. We do this through residential services, support groups and classes, and conversations with staff who are in recovery themselves.
If you care about someone whose moods or behaviors have been frustrating – or even frightening – you might benefit from learning more about mental illness and/or addiction. This can help you make sense of what has been going on. And you can learn in a classroom setting or in one-on-one conversations with staff who are also family members. Then you can make a plan for helping your loved one – and yourself.
Mental illness and addiction can derail lives. They can make you feel less capable than you actually are. We can help you reframe your illness and define yourself not by your challenges but by your strengths and passions. Ultimately, that is what we’re all about.