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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alex Foulk Fund to Support Transitional Housing and Prevention

Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County When more than 30 people gathered recently at Shawbucks to “Be Part of the Solution” of the local heroin crisis, Kim Carlson described the need for transitional housing for drug addicts. Since the February 26 death of her 26-year-old son, Alex Foulk, of a heroin overdose, […]

The Resource Center, Mental Health Association Sign Agreement

Article Contributed by The Resource Center Two area mental health providers have joined forces to address Chautauqua County’s mental health and drug addiction challenges. The Resource Center (TRC) and the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) recently finalized a partnership agreement. The agreement formalizes a strong alliance that already existed between the two organizations. […]