“New Choices in Recovery” Educational Forum at Mental Health Association Friday, December 8

“New Choices in Recovery” Educational Forum at Mental Health Association Friday, December 8

Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County If they know how to make use of the services available, Medicaid enrollees with mental health and substance use experiences can benefit from a variety of community-based programs. At 2 p.m. on Friday, December 8, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) is hosting “New […]

Mental Health Association Outreach to the Spanish-Speaking Community

Mental Health Association Outreach to the Spanish-Speaking Community

Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County Thanks to the Spanish language skills of Luis Rosa, a Certified Peer Specialist trained in Recovery Coaching and a Certified Mental Health First Aid trainer, 74 Spanish-speaking participants got connected to resources during the last fiscal year of the Mental Health Association (MHA) in Chautauqua County. […]

JCC OTA Students Presenting Healthy Habits Wellness Fair at Mental Health Association

JCC OTA Students Presenting Healthy Habits Wellness Fair at Mental Health Association

Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County Jamestown Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program Senior Project Manager Mike Nordin and OTA student interns made a presentation at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County’s (MHA) recent recovery luncheon. Nordin spoke about their upcoming “Healthy Habits Wellness Fair” at the MHA on Wednesday, […]

Refuge Recovery Groups at St. Luke’s and MHA for People Dealing with Addictive Behavior

Refuge Recovery Groups at St. Luke’s and MHA for People Dealing with Addictive Behavior

Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County Refuge Recovery is a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused. Sheridan Smith and Steven Cobb jointly facilitate two Refuge Recovery groups that meet weekly in […]

Evergreen Health Presents at Mental Health Association Luncheon

Evergreen Health Presents at Mental Health Association Luncheon

Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County The monthly Recovery Luncheons at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) are an opportunity both to recognize progress for participants and to share important news. The MHA is a peer-run organization offering support services to people with substance abuse and all other forms of […]

Narcan Training at Mental Health Association, Thursday, April 20

Narcan Training at Mental Health Association, Thursday, April 20

Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County Narcan can save a life. It has saved dozens of lives in Chautauqua County. Narcan, the brand name for naloxone, is a medication that can be administered as a nasal spray by first responders or friends and family to someone who is experiencing an opiate or […]

Many Announcements and Recognitions at Mental Health Association Luncheon

Many Announcements and Recognitions at Mental Health Association Luncheon

Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County The monthly Recovery Luncheons at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) are an opportunity both to recognize progress for participants and to share important news. At the March luncheon Associate Director Steven Cobb announced the names of 28 people who received awards for their […]

Significant Announcements, Recognitions at Mental Health Association Luncheon

Significant Announcements, Recognitions at Mental Health Association Luncheon

Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County In 2016, 465 different individuals worked with Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) recovery coaches. More than 90 gained or maintained employment, and 57 enrolled in education programs. Those were the numbers shared by Director of New Program Development Rick Huber at the MHA’s January […]