Welcome to Our New Website!
Welcome to the new website of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) which has been fully redesigned to enhance the user experience and better convey the mission of the organization. The MHF encourages, develops and supports educational campaigns and other initiatives to improve understanding of mental illness and ensure access to quality care. The Foundation is particularly concerned with reducing the stigma of mental illness and encouraging individuals to seek early diagnosis.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Observed since 1949, the nation has taken this month of spring to relay important messages and offer help those lose facing mental and behavioral health issues.
You may join us in spreading news and information regarding these issues as we post them to our website and daily on our Facebook account.
Just as important as aiding those who need it, is the fight against the stigma of mental health.
We thank you for your support!
It is with tremendous sadness that we must report the passing of our friend and colleague Judy Burgess after a long illness. Judy was a rock for the Mental Health Foundation and we owe our very existence to her focus and hard work.
She pushed and prodded at every step of the way to make sure we got the job done and kept moving forward toward achieving our mission. It was because she cared so much. With good reason we named our lead It's Okay to Talk About it grant in her name last year.
It has been very painful over the past few years to witness her decline and suffering. We miss her tremendously and know that she is in a better place. Friends can visit her obituary with information about the memorial service scheduled for next Wednesday evening in Rensselaer.