Mental Health America


Ongoing Support Groups Available At MHADC

Depression & Bipolar
Support Group

This is a self-help group for people diagnosed with clinical depression or bipolar disorder.
Family and friends are welcome

Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mental Health America
1st Floor, 253 Mansion St, POK

For info call:
Marjorie Tortorella, Adult Advocate,
Mental Health America
at 473-2500, x1316


Information Nights
For Adults with Mental Illness
And Their Families

1st Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mental Health America
1st Floor, 253 Mansion St, POK

For info call:
Marjorie Tortorella, Adult Advocate,
Mental Health America
at 473-2500, x1316

H.O.P.E. for Families

We welcome all parents of children with emotional/behavioral problems to our family support groups. The groups provide support, infomation, and training for you.

1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Reformed Dutch Church of Hyde Park
4408 Albany Post Rd (Rte 9), Hyde Park

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Parents of Incarcerated Youth
Mental Health America
1st Floor, 253 Mansion St, POK

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Mental Health America
1st Floor, 253 Mansion St, POK

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
MHA Beacon Center
249 Main Street, Beacon

For info on any of the groups call:
The Family Support Program
Mental Health America
at 473-2500, x1343

Astor Mental Health Screening

Free, confidential mental health screeings for children/adolescents will be held during the year.

For further information contact: Colleen O'Keefe, 554-1365 ext. 116 (Cell 891-9557)


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News & Events - What's Happening at the MHA


May is Mental Health Month!



Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
"Celebrating Children and Families" May 4-10

See the complete list of events here


Mental Health America Annual Meeting Luncheon
Thursday May 8th, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Register Here


Mental Health America of Dutchess County
presents the
Saturday May 3rd, 2014

The Festival is from 9AM to 2PM and is free and open to the public.
The Walk will be held at 11AM, please join us as we raise awareness and funds through business, individual, and team sponsors!

Click Here For Complete Details!

Register For The Walk!


Already registered to walk? Collect sponsors! click here for a letter, and click here for a tracking sheet of your sponsors and bring it with you on May 3rd!



Click Below to Sponsor A Walker with PayPal



Thank You!





Order Online
PRICE: $15 per bouquet ~ 10 stems
DELIVERY: Local businesses ordering 12 or more bouquets (Wednesday only)
PICK UP DATES: Monday, April 21st & Wednesday, April 23rd
PICK UP TIME: 12:00 noon - 5 p.m.
PICK UP SITES: MHA building, 253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie
DEADLINE TO ORDER: Friday, April 11th
CONTACT: Kathleen @ 473-2500 x 1305, or



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Has Available Several New Tip Sheets for Parents and Students:

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Positive Parenting Tips: Childhood & Adolescence - As children grow, they experience physical, mental, social, and emotional changes. Learning about each of these stages can help prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of parenting teenagers. Find out at:



Mental Health America Launches Online Support Community

Mental Health America has launched the Mental Health America Support Community—a new online community that connects families, friends, and caregivers for support and inspiration. The community has been created in partnership with Inspire, to provide safe, online health and wellness communities to help members live mentally healthier lives. Visit us at:

The community allows registered members to take part in moderated discussion groups, post personal journals, and support fellow members through their individual journeys and experiences. Those joining the community will find coping strategies and answers to their questions, as well as vital support, compassion, encouragement, and inspiration from others sharing experiences similar to theirs. Registration is free; upon joining, members will have complete control of their privacy options and can communicate with others in a safe, secure environment.

The Mental Health America Support Community contains over 20 discussion topics and features allowing members to...

·       Read and participate in discussions
·       Post personal profiles – share as much or as little as they’d like about themselves
·       Post personal photos or videos
·       Invite other members to be friends
·       Create a personal journal (or “blog”) where they can express their feelings and allow others to comment
·       Read others’ journals to learn about their experiences


Join Today!