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Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) Records

1879-2002

Funded by a New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program

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Abstract

A statewide network of community based Mental Health Associations focused on public education and citizen advocacy.

Summary

Creator:
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.
Date Coverage:
1879-2002
Quantity:
35.75 cubic ft. (about 35.75 boxes)

The State Charities Aid Association of New York State (SCAA), an organization of private citizens in New York State providing services and advocacy in the areas of mental health, public health, child welfare, social work, and relief for the poor, was founded in 1872. During most of the period 1872-1950, the SCAA was located in New York City. It remains in existence today (2001), headquartered in Albany, NY, under the name Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

The SCAA was organized on May 11, 1872, when Louisa Lee Schuyler, a leader in New York City charitable and social work efforts, brought together members of local groups carrying out such tasks as visiting poorhouses and hospitals. Under Ms. Schuyler's leadership, the group set out to assist the Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities, established by state law in 1867 to visit and inspect annually all charitable and correctional institutions receiving public aid. The three initial standing committees of the SCAA created at this meeting dealt with children, the sick, insane and aged, and vagrants.

The SCAA was incorporated in 1880. In 1884, Ms. Schuyler organized a "special committee on the insane" with the initial goal of replacing the practice of caring for the mentally ill in poorhouses with a complete system of state care for both the chronic and the acute mentally ill. Through this committee the SCAA soon became a leading advocate of reform for New York State's mental health system. As a historical survey of social welfare efforts in New York notes: "many welfare leaders in New York State felt that the condition of the insane in county asylums and poorhouses was intolerable and that the situation could be remedied only by the full assumption of state care for all the insane, chronic and acute cases alike. A movement based on this conviction gathered strength with the years, culminating finally in the famous state care act of 1890 [by which the state for the first time assumed responsibility for the entire cost of care for mental patients in state mental hospitals]. An important part in the achievement of that objective was played by the State Charities Aid Association, led by its founder, Louisa Lee Schuyler". (History of Public Welfare in New York State, 1867-1940, David M. Schneider and Albert Deutsch, the University of Chicago Social Service Monographs, 1941, pp. 240-242).

Following the creation of the State Commission on Lunacy in 1894, members of the SCAA worked with state officials, including Governor Theodore Roosevelt, to identify suitable candidates for the post of Commissioner of Lunacy. (Correspondence related to this topic can be found in the collection). In 1906 the SCAA established a Sub-Committee on After Care of the Insane, with the mission of assisting the mentally ill after their discharge from state institutions. In 1908, this committee's name was changed to the Sub-Committee on Prevention and After-Care, in recognition of its work on the prevention of mental illness.

In 1910, the SCAA efforts in the area of mental health were united in a Committee on Mental Hygiene, which began an intensive statewide campaign for early treatment and prevention of mental disorders. In 1912, this committee helped create a demonstration mental clinic with social service in New York City. Other initiatives in the same decade included advocacy for improved methods of mental examination, establishment of state-funded out-patient mental health departments, creation of "mental dispensaries" staffed by social workers, initiation of social service work at the Cornell Clinic of Psychopathology, and development of special classes for the mentally ill in public schools throughout the state. SCAA advocacy also helped in the passage of a Mental Deficiency Law in 1919 to consolidate state services in the field of mental health.

By the 1920s, the SCAA had standing committees with 455 members, and a staff of 62 experts in public health, child welfare, and social work, assisted by a clerical staff of 55 persons. Mental health issues represented one of the major areas of the SCAA's focus, along with more general public health, infant, child and family issues. The organization's leading figure was Homer Folks, longtime executive director and a leading national authority on mental health issues. An advocacy campaign led by the SCAA helped pass an appropriation of $2.6 million in 1920 for construction or renovation of state mental hospitals. The number of state hospital mental clinics increased to 40, capable of handling more than 12,000 visits annually. Other initiatives in the 1920s included development of occupational therapy at state mental institutions, provision of temporary care for mental patients awaiting admission to state hospitals, and support for a $50 million state bond issue that, among other things, helped establish a State Psychiatric Hospital and Institute as part of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

In 1927, the New York City Committee on Mental Hygiene was organized to consolidate the mental health efforts of the SCAA and the Welfare Council, another volunteer organization addressing mental health issues. Subsequently, ten other local committees on mental hygiene were founded throughout the state. This reorganization was part of a more general re-orientation of the SCAA, formalized in a 1927 agreement with the State Medical Society, toward closer cooperation between the SCAA and the medical profession.

In the 1930s, a large part of the SCAA's effort was focused on unemployment relief and other social issues arising during the Great Depression. For example, in 1935, SCAA carried out a study on the mental health aspects of relief, and published a pamphlet, "Relief and Mental Health", distributed to 10,000 relief and welfare workers. During World War II the SCAA helped the Selective Service provide adequate mental examination of men called for military duty, provided services for men rejected or discharged because of psychiatric problems, and set up a Mental Health Educational Program in Civilian Protection and Morale.

In 1947 the SCAA discontinued its long-time practice of formal visits to mental health institutions. By 1950, the various Mental Hygiene Committees had been recombined to form the Committee on Mental Health of the SCAA. In 1951, this committee was reorganized as the New York State Society for Mental Health.

The New York State Society for Mental Health (NYSSMH), founded in 1951, served as a transition between the various mental health related committees of the SCAA and the current MHANYS. It was located in Albany, N.Y.

Its beginnings trace to November, 1951, when the SCAA Committee on Mental Health carried out a study of its efforts and concluded that the Committee was too much focused on mental health professionals, and needed to "branch out to real community interests". In response, the New York State Society for Mental Health (NYSSMH) was established in late 1951 to take over the work of the SCAA's committee. It initially remained affiliated with the SCAA. Its missions included public education, advocacy, recruitment and training of mental health professionals and volunteers, special studies and research, and the creation of groups in every community to work for mental health and to obtain additional needed facilities.

In 1952, NYSSMH affiliated with the National Association for Mental Health. This organization had been created in 1950 as a merger of the two leading national organizations advocating improvements in dealing with mental health issues, the National Committee for Mental Hygiene (NCMH) and the National Mental Health Federation (NMHF). The NCMH stemmed from the work of Clifford Beers, whose own experience with the mental health system inspired him to found, with 13 others, the Connecticut Society for Mental Hygiene in 1908. The NMHF was founded by a group of conscientious objectors in the Civil Public Service who worked in mental hospitals during World War II.

As one of 40 state-level divisions of the NMHA, the NYSSMH concentrated its efforts in the areas of strengthening its state wide structure of some 20 affiliated county and borough associations for mental health; assisting communities in the development of mental health services, such as clinics and information referral services; assisting in the establishment of Community Mental Health Boards; advocating increased state effort on mental health issues; studying mental health issues such as licensing of psychiatric clinics and child mental health; and informing the public about mental health issues.

In 1960, the NYSSMH dropped administrative relations with the SCAA. In that year, it was incorporated as the New York State Association for Mental Health, Inc., which subsequently became the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS), as discussed below.

The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) was formed in 1960 (under the initial name New York State Association for Mental Health, Inc.) as a statewide network of community based Mental Health Associations. MHANYS is an affiliate of the National Mental Health Association. The purposes of MHANYS are to promote mental health, to improve care and treatment of persons with mental disabilities, and to help prevent mental illness. MHANYS seeks to fulfill these goals through public education and citizen advocacy. Throughout most of its existence, MHANYS has been located in Albany, N.Y., where it currently resides.

On September, 15, 1960, a committee of the New York State Association for Mental Health, consisting of Miss. Lucille Armistead, Mrs. Evelyn G. Briggs, Mr. W. Mason Smith, Jr., Mrs. Narcissa Street and Mr. Frank A. Vanderlip, Jr., filed a certificate of incorporation with the state of New York that created the New York State Association for Mental Health, Inc. (NYSAMH). As a successor organization to NYSSMH (see Series 2), it served as the New York State division of the National Association for Mental Health (NAMH) and as the parent organization for regional mental health associations across the state. One of the organization's initial goals was to form in every county of New York State a Mental Health Association in which any citizen could enroll. By 1970, 42 local chapters (covering more than half of the counties of the state, and about 75% of its population) were affiliated with NYSAMH.

The initial emphases of NYSAMH and its local chapters included improved care and treatment of the institutionalized mentally ill; services and facilities for rehabilitation and aftercare; treatment, schooling, and special care for mentally ill children; community based mental health facilities and services; and preventative mental health efforts and education in the community. In its first decade, NYSAMH faced financial difficulties that led to fears that it would not be able to sustain its existence. A special committee was set up in 1971 to consider the organization's future.

In 1973, the incorporation charter of NYSAMH was amended to provide that "the management of the corporation shall be vested wholly in a New York State Committee for the period beginning June 30, 1973 and ending December 31, 1975. The New York State Committee shall be composed of seven (7) individual members to be appointed from time to time by the President of the National Association for Mental Health, Inc". In 1980, NYSAMH was restored by the National organization from committee to division status.

On October 19, 1980, the name of the organization was changed to the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS). "The purpose for which said corporation is formed", the amendment to the original incorporation documents filed at that time stated, "is to develop a citizens' voluntary movement to work toward the improved care and treatment of the mentally ill, the prevention of mental illness, and the promotion of mental health". Voting rights of the corporation were vested with its local and regional chapters within New York State. Those local and regional chapters also designated the members of the Board of Directors.

In 1981, delegates to the annual meeting, according to the MHANYS Annual Report for 1981, "supported the concept of consumers having rights in the determination of the policies and programs that affect them". This is, the report noted, "a step forward in the recognition of the human rights of consumers of mental health services"

In 1986, MHANYS was operating with a staff of only two people, and a budget of only $75,000. At that time, a historical account of MHANYS notes, "the Board of Directors committed the organization to a new direction and infused the organization with energy. It began its work in an old schoolhouse in Albany and later moved to the Capital District Psychiatric Center to be near and accessible to the psychiatric patients with whom we identified a partnership"

The main initiatives adopted at this time were advocacy on behalf of public policies promoting mental health, providing information to the public on mental health issues, and supporting the efforts of the local and regional chapters. By 1993, the staff had grown to 17 people, and the budget to more than one million dollars a year. Programs initiated in the 1990s by MHANYS included the Parent Support Network, the Self Help Clearinghouse Project, the Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Project, the Empowerment Project, the Business Advisory Project, and the Community Mental Health Promotion Project. MHANYS also launched self-help initiatives in the mental health area, and was in a leadership position along with other statewide advocacy groups in the efforts that led to the passage of the Community Mental Health Resources Act of 1993.

In 1998, MHANYS created the Foundation of Advocacy for Mental Health, Inc., "dedicated to supporting advocacy efforts on behalf of people living with mental illnesses, mental health awareness, and advocacy for prevention and treatment of mental illness". In the year 2000, MHANYS had a membership of 33 community-based mental health associations across New York State and a staff of 15 people. Its major programs included Business Outreach, a Mental Health Information Center, the Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Project, and a Trauma Initiative to aid persons with mental illness who are also survivors of sexual assault or abuse. In addition, MHANYS sponsored or co-sponsored training conferences and events on topics ranging from community organizing to public policy.

The collection is organized as follows:

Series 1: Predecessor Organizations, 1879-1960
Sub-series 1: State Charities Aid Association, 1879-1951
Sub-series 2: New York State Society for Mental Health, 1949-1960
Series 2: Administration
Series 3: Board of Directors, 1960-2001
Sub-series 1: Administration, 1966-2000
Sub-series 2: Meeting Minutes, 1960-2001
Sub-series 3: Committees, 1966-1999
Series 4: Meetings and Conferences, 1965-1999
Series 5: Affiliates, 1957-2001
Sub-series 1: Regional Mental Health Associations, 1957-1996
Sub-series 2: Administration, 1959-2001
Series 6: Advocacy, 1978-2002
Sub-series 1: Committees and Councils, 1989-2001
Sub-series 2: Friday Fax, 1997-2001
Sub-series 3: Fundraising, 1999-2001
Sub-series 4: Issue Files, 1990-2001
Sub-series 5: Legislative Relations, 1978-2001
Sub-series 6: Position Papers, Alerts and Testimony Topics, 1992-1996
Sub-series 7: Press Releases, 1999-2002
Sub-series 8: Training, 1993-1997
Series 7: Public Information, 1992-1998
Series 8: Community Mental Health Promotion Project, 1987-2002
Series 9: Depression Awareness, Recognition and Treatment (D/ART), 1988-1998
Series 10: Parent Support, 1991-1999
Series 11: Mental Health Information Center, 2000-2001
Series 12: Self Help Clearinghouse, 1990-1996
Sub-series 1: Administration, 1990-1995
Sub-series 2: Contracts, 1990-1992
Sub-series 3: Correspondence, 1990-1996
Sub-series 4: Reports, 1990-1996
Sub-series 5: Subject Files, 1990-1996
Series 13: National Mental Health Association, 1962-1991
Series 14: Programs, 1981-2001
Sub-series 1: Business Advisory Council, 1986-1996
Sub-series 2: Children's Issues, 1989-1999
Sub-series 3: Consumer Issues, 1981-1994
Sub-series 4: Jail Diversion, 2001
Sub-series 5: Managed Care, 1995-1997
Sub-series 6: Open Mind, 1993
Sub-series 7: Panic Education, 1993-1994
Sub-series 8: May is Mental Health Month, 1990-1994
Sub-series 9: Recipient Empowerment, 1993-1994
Sub-series 10: Rural Health, 1995
Sub-series 11: Supported Education, 1991
Sub-series 12: Sexual Abuse, 1994-2000
Sub-series 13: Transitions Training, 1999-2001
Sub-series 14: Work Study Program, 1967-1971
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Series arrangement statement: SUNY will complete.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. in April 2002. An additional accession was received in August 2003.

Processed by: Finding Aid Compiled by Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (2001), revised (2004) in 2001/2004.

Collection record created by: Conversion and encoding by ArchProteus,

Published: 2015

EAD file created, 2014

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) Records, 1879-2002. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

Arranged alphabetically

Quantity: 1.5 cubic ft. (about 1.5 boxes)

The State Charities Aid Association subseries includes documents related to the activities of the SCAA in the field of mental health. It includes legal documents, reports, minutes, memos, letters, and pamphlets generated by various committees of the SCAA, reprints of articles by people belonging to or associated with the SCAA, and some state government documents and other external documents related to the work of the SCAA. Also included are reports of the Committee on Legislation, which was a special committee on legislation for the insane (1891-1895) and a letter to the mayor of New York City advocating bringing New York County into the state mental health system. The Subcommittee on After Care worked to improve the care offered to mental patients after discharge from mental institutions. Included are the subcommittee's by-laws, minutes, and one annual report. The Committee on Mental Hygiene was the principal committee of SCAA dealing with mental health issues. The records include reports of the assistant secretary, mission statement (labeled as "objects") minutes, proposal for the study of the prevalence of mental disease in New York State, training programs, memos, reports, and an excerpt from a history of mental health policies in New York. The Visiting Committees were members of the SCAA who were empowered by New York State to inspect mental institutions on behalf of the state government and report to the state's Department of Mental Hygiene on the conditions in the institutions and the quality and effectiveness of the care being offered to the mentally ill.

The correspondence is composed mainly of letters in 1884 to Gertrude (Mrs. William) Rice, officer and member of the Board of Trustees of the SCAA, from Miss. Abby Howland Woolsey, librarian and member of the board of managers of the SCAA and the member who appears to have supervised (and perhaps paid for) the printing of and served as cataloger of SCAA publications, as well as compiling a handbook of hospital procedures printed in 1883. The letters contain some information about the role of SCAA in overseeing state mental health as perceived by Woolsey, her view of obstacles to reform efforts, her brief comparison of U.S. and British mental health systems, and references to research and legislative efforts by Dr. Stephen Smith, on which Woolsey was asked to assist. There are also two letters from Dr. C. R. Agnew, one inviting Mrs. Rice to attend a meeting of the New York Society of Medicine on eye diseases, and another expressing views on a mental health reform bill before the New York state legislature in 1880.

The advocacy materials are letters and reports related to the efforts of SCAA to influence legislation and appointments regarding mental health matters. Includes comments on the Fassett-Batcheller Bill (1889) dealing with treatment of the insane in New York State, letters from SCAA members to Governor Theodore Roosevelt and others regarding the pros and cons of the proposed reappointment of Goodwin Brown to a second term as Commissioner of Lunacy of New York in 1899-1900, and documents related to the commission chaired by Charles H. Strong in 1916 regarding management of the State Board of Charities.

The SCAA publications include pamphlets, reports, reprints, and other published documents regarding the work of the SCAA and the treatment of the mentally ill, especially in New York State. Authors include Homer Folks, secretary and executive director of the SCAA from ca. 1890-ca. 1930, and a nationally known authority on mental health issues. Most of the records deal with mental health policy in New York State in the early 20th century. The external publications were published by organizations other than the SCAA and retained by the SCAA for its library or files, including a report of the 1944 Temporary Commission on State Hospital Problems and Insulin Therapy.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-1.1_1

11Annual Report1921

p131-1.1_2

12Board of Managers1889-1935

p131-1.1_3

13Bond Issues1889-1935

p131-1.1_4

14Brown Reappointment, Correspondence1898-1899

p131-1.1_5

15Brown Reappointment, Correspondence1898-1899

p131-1.1_6

16Brown Reappointment, Correspondence1898-1899

p131-1.1_7

17Brown Reappointment, Correspondence1898-1899

p131-1.1_8

18Brown Reappointment, Correspondence1898-1899

p131-1.1_9

19"Care and Treatment of Co-Called "Chronic" Insane in New York State Hospitals"1917

p131-1.1_10

19"The $50,000,000 Bond Issue for the Care of the State's Unfortunates: A Non-Partisan and Non-Political Plan to Provide Safe Hospitals and Decent Prisons"1930

p131-1.1_11

110Certificate of Incorporation and By-laws1910

p131-1.1_12

111Committee on Feeblemindedness, New York1918, 1926

p131-1.1_13

112Committee on Legislation, Correspondence1891-1895

p131-1.1_14

113Committee on Legislation, Report1895

p131-1.1_15

114Committee on Mental Hygiene, Executive Committee, Minutes1941-1947

p131-1.1_16

115Committee on Mental Hygiene, -- History of Mental Health in New York, -- excerpt fromThe History of Public Welfare in New York State, 1867-19401941

p131-1.1_17

116Committee on Mental Hygiene, Memoranda1949

p131-1.1_18

117Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes1910

p131-1.1_19

118Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1911

p131-1.1_20

119Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1912

p131-1.1_21

120Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1913

p131-1.1_22

121Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1914

p131-1.1_23

122Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1915-1917

p131-1.1_24

123Committee on Mental Hygiene, ObjectsUndated

p131-1.1_25

124Committee on Mental Hygiene, Proposal for the Intensive Study of the Prevalence and Social Significance of Mental Diseases in New York State1928

p131-1.1_26

125Committee on Mental Hygiene, Proposed Program1949

p131-1.1_27

126-27Committee on Mental Hygiene, Training Program in Community Relations1932-1933

p131-1.1_28

128Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Minutes1927-1935

p131-1.1_29

129Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Minutes1927-1940

p131-1.1_30

130Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Executive Committee Minutes1929-1933

p131-1.1_31

131Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Executive Committee Minutes1928-1936

p131-1.1_32

132Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Executive Committee Minutes1934-1945

p131-1.1_33

133Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Executive Committee Minutes1937-1946

p131-1.1_34

134Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Minutes1938-1941

p131-1.1_35

135Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Minutes1942-1946

p131-1.1_36

136Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Reports1942-1944

p131-1.1_37

137Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Subcommittee Minutes1933-1939

p131-1.1_38

138-40Correspondence1879-1885

p131-1.1_39

141County Visiting Committee1896

p131-1.1_40

142-43External Publications1911-1939

p131-1.1_41

144Fassett Batcheller Bill Constitution1889-1935

p131-1.1_42

145Pamphlets1880-1899

p131-1.1_43

146Pamphlets1900-1909

p131-1.1_44

147Pamphlets1910-1919

p131-1.1_45

21Pamphlets1920-1929, 1944

p131-1.1_46

22Pamphlets1930-1939, 1944

p131-1.1_47

23Reprints, Homer Folks1890-1900

p131-1.1_48

24Reprints, Homer Folks1900-1915

p131-1.1_49

25Reprints, Homer Folks1915-1940

p131-1.1_50

26"Six Lectures on Mental Hygiene with Special Reference to Child Guidance and Social Adjustment of the Adult, Program, Lectures1928

p131-1.1_51

27Special Committee on Provision for the Feeble-Minded, "The Feeble Minded in New York"1911

p131-1.1_52

28Special Study Committee Report on Relation of SCAA and State Committee on Councils and Chests1958

p131-1.1_53

29State Charities Aid Association Milestones1929-1946

p131-1.1_54

210State Government1887-1926

p131-1.1_55

211State Mental Institutions1889-1935

p131-1.1_56

212Strong Commission1916

p131-1.1_57

213Subcommittee on After Care of Insane, Minutes1906-1907

p131-1.1_58

214Subcommittee on After Care of Insane, Minutes1908-1910

p131-1.1_59

215Temporary Commission on State Hospital Problems1942-1943

p131-1.1_60

216Temporary Commission on State Hospital Problems1942-1944

p131-1.1_61

217Upstate and Metropolitan Sections of the SCAA, Minutes1951

p131-1.1_62

218Visiting Committees, Reports1932-1934

p131-1.1_63

219Visiting Committees, Reports1935-1936

p131-1.1_64

220Visiting Committees, Reports1937-1939

p131-1.1_65

221Visiting Committees, Reports1940-1944
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

This subseries is composed of records related to the activities of the New York State Society for Mental Health (NYSSMH). Included are meeting minutes regarding the creation of NYSSMH as well as board of directors, committee, and Citizens' Advisory Group minutes; annual conference and campaign documents; and an address to NYSSMH by C. Douglas Darling.

Arranged alphabetically

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-1.2_1

222Annual Conference, "Realism and Mental Health"1952

p131-1.2_2

223Board of Directors Minutes1953-1954

p131-1.2_3

224Board of Directors Minutes1955

p131-1.2_4

225Board of Directors Minutes1956

p131-1.2_5

226Board of Directors Minutes1957

p131-1.2_6

227Board of Directors Minutes1958

p131-1.2_7

228Board of Directors Minutes1959

p131-1.2_8

229Board of Directors Minutes1960

p131-1.2_9

230Campaign for Mental Health1955-1958

p131-1.2_10

231-32Citizen's Advisory Group1957-1958

p131-1.2_11

233Committee on Member Organizations and Affiliations1956-1957

p131-1.2_12

234Copyrights1949-1957

p131-1.2_13

235Executive Committee, Minutes1952

p131-1.2_14

236Field Study Committee, Minutes1955-1957

p131-1.2_15

237Finance Committee, Minutes1955-1957

p131-1.2_16

238Legislative Committee, Minutes1955-1957

p131-1.2_17

239New York State Citizens Advisory Group for Mental Hospitals and Schools, Annual Meeting1959

p131-1.2_18

240Nominating Committee, Minutes1956-1957

p131-1.2_19

241Professional Advisory Committee, Minutes1955-1957

p131-1.2_20

242Program Criteria and Activities Committee, Minutes1955

p131-1.2_21

243Public Relations Committee, Minutes1956-1957
Quantity: 3.27 cubic ft. (about 3.27 boxes)
Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

The Administration subseries includes: directories listing members of the MHANYS board of directors and identifying MHANYS local chapters across New York State; manuals and handbooks detailing duties of members of the Board of Directors; correspondence to and from board members; and a description of a board retreat.

Arranged alphabetically

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-3.1_1

11Correspondence1994-1996

p131-3.1_2

12Correspondence1998

p131-3.1_3

13Correspondence1999

p131-3.1_4

14Directory1966-1973, 1983, 1990-1993

p131-3.1_5

15Directory1994

p131-3.1_6

16Directory1995-1997

p131-3.1_7

17Directory1999

p131-3.1_8

18Handbook1995-1996

p131-3.1_9

19Manual1969

p131-3.1_10

110ManualUndated

p131-3.1_11

111Miscellaneous Information1983
Quantity: 0.85 cubic ft. (about 0.85 boxes)

Minutes of MHANYS Board of Directors 1960-1999 covering policies of MHANYS, organizational and personnel issues, relations among MHANYS and its affiliates and the National Association of Mental Health, and various issues regarding advocacy of policies regarding mental illness.

Arranged alphabetically

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-3.2_1

112Minutes1960

p131-3.2_2

113Minutes1962-1963

p131-3.2_3

114Minutes1962-1965

p131-3.2_4

115Minutes1964

p131-3.2_5

116-17Minutes1966

p131-3.2_6

118Minutes1967-1969

p131-3.2_7

119Minutes1968-1970

p131-3.2_8

120Minutes1969-1970

p131-3.2_9

121Minutes1970-1971

p131-3.2_10

122Minutes1971-1972

p131-3.2_11

123Minutes1979-1981

p131-3.2_12

124Minutes1982-1984

p131-3.2_13

125Minutes1985-1988

p131-3.2_14

126Minutes1989-1990

p131-3.2_15

127Minutes1991-1992

p131-3.2_16

128Minutes1993-1994

p131-3.2_17

129-30Minutes1994

p131-3.2_18

21Minutes1995

p131-3.2_19

22Minutes1996

p131-3.2_20

23-4Minutes1997

p131-3.2_21

25-6Minutes and Meetings1998

p131-3.2_22

27-8Minutes and Meetings1999

p131-3.2_23

29Minutes and Meetings2000-2001
Quantity: 2.17 cubic ft. (about 2.17 boxes)

The New York State Committee Served as the Board of Directors of MHANYS in the mid-1970s during the period when the NAMH took over operation of MHANYS. The Executive Committee of MHANYS is composed of the officers of the board and is responsible for decision-making between board meetings. Subjects covered in the Executive Committee meetings involve the full range of MHANYS organizational, policy, advocacy, and project issues. The subseries also includes minutes and other records of committees of the MHANYS board. Of particular importance is the Government Affairs Committee, which sets priorities for MHANYS regarding advocacy with the government of New York State and other public entities within the state regarding mental health policy issues. The Resource Development Committee explored fundraising opportunities and the Special Committee to study MHANYS's Future was created in 1972 to deal with a funding shortfall and dispute with the national organization are also important. The Professional Advisory Committee was a committee of psychiatrists and psychologists who advised the board of MHANYS about mental health issues.

Arranged alphabetically

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-3.3_1

210Affiliate Relations Committee1998

p131-3.3_2

211Affiliate Relations Committee1999

p131-3.3_3

212Awards Committee1973

p131-3.3_4

213Awards Committee1993-1999

p131-3.3_5

214Children and Families Committee1994

p131-3.3_6

215Community Residence Committee1984

p131-3.3_7

216Executive Committee1966-1971

p131-3.3_8

217Executive Committee1971

p131-3.3_9

218-19Executive Committee1972

p131-3.3_10

220Executive Committee1973

p131-3.3_11

221Executive Committee1975-1978

p131-3.3_12

222Executive Committee1979

p131-3.3_13

223Executive Committee1980

p131-3.3_14

224Executive Committee1981-1983

p131-3.3_15

225Executive Committee1984-1985

p131-3.3_16

226Executive Committee1986-1987

p131-3.3_17

227Executive Committee1988-1989

p131-3.3_18

228Executive Committee1990-1992

p131-3.3_19

229Executive Committee1994-1995

p131-3.3_20

230Executive Committee1998-1999

p131-3.3_21

231Finance, Committee1978

p131-3.3_22

232Finance, Committee1986-1990

p131-3.3_23

233-34Finance, Committee1992

p131-3.3_24

235-39Finance, Committee1993

p131-3.3_25

31Finance, Committee1993

p131-3.3_26

32Finance, Committee1993-1995

p131-3.3_27

33Finance, Committee1995-1999

p131-3.3_28

34Government Affairs Committee1993-1994

p131-3.3_29

35-8Government Affairs Committee1995

p131-3.3_30

39-14Government Affairs Committee1996

p131-3.3_31

315Government Affairs Committee1997

p131-3.3_32

316-17Government Affairs Committee1998

p131-3.3_33

318-20Government Affairs Committee1999

p131-3.3_34

321New York State Committee1974

p131-3.3_35

322New York State Committee1975

p131-3.3_36

323New York State Committee1978

p131-3.3_37

324New York State Committee1979

p131-3.3_38

325Nominating Committee1966

p131-3.3_39

326Nominating Committee1967-1970

p131-3.3_40

327Nominating Committee1972-1973

p131-3.3_41

328-32Nominating Committee1995-1996

p131-3.3_42

333Organizing Committee1975

p131-3.3_43

334Personnel Committee1966-1971

p131-3.3_44

335Planning Committee1998

p131-3.3_45

336Planning Committee1999

p131-3.3_46

337President's Council1975

p131-3.3_47

338Professional Advisory Committee1966-1967

p131-3.3_48

339Professional Advisory Committee1967-1968

p131-3.3_49

340Professional Advisory Committee1969-1973

p131-3.3_50

41Program and Policy Committee1968-1972

p131-3.3_51

42Program and Policy Committee1972

p131-3.3_52

43Program and Policy Committee1973

p131-3.3_53

44Public Affairs Committee1975

p131-3.3_54

45Public Affairs Committee1976

p131-3.3_55

46Public Education Committee, note name changed to Public Information and Communications Committee in 19951994-1995

p131-3.3_56

47Public Relations Committee1965

p131-3.3_57

48-9Resource Development Committee1981

p131-3.3_58

410Resource Development Committee1993-1999

p131-3.3_59

411Select Committee to Study NYASMH Future1972

p131-3.3_60

412Site Visitation Committee1976

p131-3.3_61

413Special Committee to Study NYASMH Future1972

p131-3.3_62

414Subcommittee on Community Mental Health Center1966

p131-3.3_63

415Subcommittee on Community Mental Health Center1967-1972
Quantity:  1 cubic foot

This series includes materials from MHANYS meetings with most information available about MHANYS's annual meeting. The Annual Conferences were organized by MHANYS and open to mental health professionals and the public on such topics as "Recovery in the Community" (1992), "Finding Common Ground" (1993), "It Takes a Community to Raise a Child" (1994). The Awards Luncheon focused on the presentation of an award to a public figure for services to mental health. Recipients included talk show host Montel Williams, former New York State Judge Sol Wachtler, and labor union leader Danny Donahue. Also included are materials from the Congress for Mental Health Meeting. This meeting was held annually in the 1960s and sponsored by MHANYS, the Medical Society of New York, and the American Psychiatric Association on a particular mental health topic. Copies of many of the major addresses by speakers are included.

Arranged alphabetically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-4_1

11Annual Conference1992-1993

p131-4_2

12-9Annual Conference1994

p131-4_3

110-12Annual Conference Planning1994

p131-4_4

113Annual Conference1995

p131-4_5

114Annual Meeting1967-1970

p131-4_6

115Annual Meeting1971

p131-4_7

116Annual Meeting, Minutes1971

p131-4_8

117Annual Meeting1972

p131-4_9

118Annual Meeting, Minutes1972

p131-4_10

119Annual Meeting1974

p131-4_11

120Annual Meeting1975

p131-4_12

121Annual Meeting, Minutes1975

p131-4_13

122Annual Meeting, Minutes1976

p131-4_14

123Annual Meeting1976

p131-4_15

124Annual Meeting1977

p131-4_16

125Annual Meeting1978

p131-4_17

126-27Annual Meeting1979

p131-4_18

128-29Annual Meeting1980

p131-4_19

130Annual Meeting, President's Report1980

p131-4_20

131Annual Meeting1981

p131-4_21

132Annual Meeting, Presentations1981

p131-4_22

133Annual Meeting1982

p131-4_23

134Annual Meeting1983

p131-4_24

135Annual Meeting1984

p131-4_25

136Annual Meeting1986

p131-4_26

137Annual Meeting1987

p131-4_27

138-41Annual Meeting1988

p131-4_28

142Annual Meeting Minutes1993

p131-4_29

143Annual Meeting Documents1994

p131-4_30

144Annual Meeting1995

p131-4_31

145Annual Meeting1995-1996

p131-4_32

146Annual Meeting Presentations1981

p131-4_33

147Awards Luncheon1994-2000

p131-4_34

148Congress for Mental Health, 1st and 2nd1965-1966

p131-4_35

149Congress for Mental Health, 3rd1967

p131-4_36

150Congress for Mental Health, 4th and 5th1968-1969

p131-4_37

151-52Presidents' Council1975

p131-4_38

153Special Membership Meeting1973

p131-4_39

154Spring Conference1975
Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)
Quantity: 1.5 cubic ft. (about 1.5 boxes)

This subseries includes correspondence, reports, publications, financial data, and other information generated by or for the MHANYS chapters and affiliates. Topics include funding and cost sharing between state and regional organizations and programs at the regional level.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-5.1_1

11Albany County1988-1994

p131-5.1_2

12Allegheny-Chemung1963-1996

p131-5.1_3

13Brooklyn Chapter1957-1987

p131-5.1_4

14Broome County1986, 1990-1995

p131-5.1_5

15Capital Region Chapter Planning2000

p131-5.1_6

16Cattaraugus County1986-1991

p131-5.1_7

17Cayuga County1970-1992

p131-5.1_8

18Chautauqua County1960-1975

p131-5.1_9

19Chautauqua County1984-1995

p131-5.1_10

110Chemung County1969

p131-5.1_11

111Chenango County1963-1996

p131-5.1_12

112Clinton County1963-1996

p131-5.1_13

113Columbia County1988-1992

p131-5.1_14

114Cortland1963-1996

p131-5.1_15

115Delaware County1987-1991

p131-5.1_16

116Dutchess County1993

p131-5.1_17

117Erie County1987-1991

p131-5.1_18

118Erie County, Board Minutes1957-1963

p131-5.1_19

119Essex, Fulton and Montgomery Counties1985-1996

p131-5.1_20

120Genesee County1991-1994

p131-5.1_21

121Greene County1963-1996

p131-5.1_22

122Jefferson County1987-1991

p131-5.1_23

123Livingston County1970-1991

p131-5.1_24

124Madison County1963-1996

p131-5.1_25

125Monroe County1965

p131-5.1_26

126Monroe and Rochester1985-1995

p131-5.1_27

127Monroe and Rochester1991-1995

p131-5.1_28

128Nassau County1987-1995

p131-5.1_29

129New York and Bronx Counties1986-1991

p131-5.1_30

130Niagara County1966

p131-5.1_31

131Niagara County1984-1994

p131-5.1_32

132Oneida County1991

p131-5.1_33

133Onondaga County1985-1994

p131-5.1_34

134Orange County1985-1993

p131-5.1_35

135Orange County, Individual Placement and Support2001

p131-5.1_36

136Orleans County1992-1993

p131-5.1_37

137Oswego County1988, 1991

p131-5.1_38

138Putnam County1992

p131-5.1_39

139Queens County1989, 1991

p131-5.1_40

140Rensselaer County1967-1996

p131-5.1_41

141Rockland County1987-1995

p131-5.1_42

142Rockland County, "Choosing a Psychotherapist"1987

p131-5.1_43

142Rockland County, Early Intervention Projects1991, Undated

p131-5.1_44

21Saratoga County1963-1996

p131-5.1_45

22Schuyler County1959-1965, 1985-1992

p131-5.1_46

23Sidney1996

p131-5.1_47

24Staten Island1968-1996

p131-5.1_48

25Steuben County1960-1963, 1991-1992

p131-5.1_49

26Staten Island1968-1996

p131-5.1_50

27Sullivan County1963-1996

p131-5.1_51

28Tompkins County1989-1993

p131-5.1_52

29Tompkins County, Newsletters1989-1992

p131-5.1_53

210Ulster County1989-1992

p131-5.1_54

211Warren and Washington Counties1987-1993

p131-5.1_55

212Westchester County1986-1994
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

This subseries includes organizational information and information about the programs carried out by the local affiliates of MHANYS in New York state on the county and community level. Includes organizational information, correspondence, minutes of some local chapters' boards of directors, and feedback from the chapters to MHANYS on programs. Also includes affiliate guidelines and agreements records dealing with the creation of a regional mental health organization affiliated with MHANYS and NMHA and agreements between these affiliates and MHANYS regarding responsibilities and funding. The Affiliate Mail is an information exchange bulletin produced by MHANYS and sent to its affiliate chapters. The Public Information Project was carried out by MHANYS in 1985-1986 in connection with its local affiliates to increase public awareness of mental health issues. The Affiliate Survey was conducted by MHANYS of its local affiliates in order to develop an inventory that identifies present and future organizing activities and membership needs. The Staff Council folders include documents and correspondence relating to the meetings of the Staff Council, which was composed of the executive directors of local MHA chapters.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-5.2_1

213Affiliate List1978

p131-5.2_2

214Affiliate Mail1996

p131-5.2_3

215Affiliate Public Information Project1985-1986

p131-5.2_4

216Affiliate Public Information Project1985-1986

p131-5.2_5

217Affiliate Relations1972

p131-5.2_6

218Affiliate Relations1999

p131-5.2_7

219Affiliate Services Directory2000-2001

p131-5.2_8

220-23Affiliate Survey1996

p131-5.2_9

224Affiliation Agreements1994

p131-5.2_10

225Chapter Inquiries1978

p131-5.2_11

226Financial Issues1959-1961

p131-5.2_12

227-28Staff Council1991-1994

p131-5.2_13

229Summary1982

p131-5.2_14

230Why/How to Start an MHAUndated
Quantity: 3 cubic ft. (about 3 boxes)

The Advocacy series includes campaign packets, conference agendas and proceedings, presentations, testimony, meeting summaries and minutes, poll and survey results, publications, and other documentation of the efforts of MHANYS in the advocacy of positions regarding state and national policy on mental health and related issues, including state budgets, the Community Mental Health Resources Act of 1993, managed care, national health care programs, special needs plans, surrogate decision making, and other public issues.

Arranged alphabetically by subseries.

Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft. (about 0.3 boxes)

The mental health Committees and Councils subseries includes correspondence and other documents on the New York State Mental Health Services Council, an advisory council to New York State on mental health issues (Lucille Pritchard, executive director of MHANYS, was a member), advocacy material regarding national health care legislation, and minutes and other documents of subcommittees of the New York State Office of Mental Health dealing with Medicaid managed care.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-6.1_1

11-2Mental Health Services Council1989-1996

p131-6.1_2

13Mental Health Services Council1990

p131-6.1_3

14-5MHA Activities Kit1994

p131-6.1_4

16-7Mental Health Subcommittee1995
Quantity: 0.35 cubic ft. (about 0.35 boxes)

The Friday Fax was a weekly message sent out to the MHANYS's board, affiliates, and others regarding the current status of advocacy issues.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-6.2_1

18 Friday Fax 1997

p131-6.2_2

19-10 Friday Fax 1998

p131-6.2_3

111-12 Friday Fax 1999

p131-6.2_4

113-15 Friday Fax 2000

p131-6.2_5

116-19 Friday Fax 2001

p131-6.2_6

120 Friday Fax 2002 January-2002 March

p131-6.2_7

121 Friday Fax 2002 April-2002 June

p131-6.2_8

122 Friday Fax 2002 July-2002 September

p131-6.2_9

123 Friday Fax 2002 October-2002 December

p131-6.2_10

124 Friday Fax 2003 January-2003 March

p131-6.2_11

125 Friday Fax 2003 April-2003 June
Quantity: 0.15 cubic ft. (about 0.15 boxes)

The Lawmakers Who Cook documents relate to an annual fundraising event sponsored by MHANYS to raise money for advocacy efforts.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-6.3_1

126-32Lawmakers Who Cook1999-2001
Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft. (about 1.2 boxes)

The subseries includes material from a mental health advocacy campaign carried out by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, DC. The managed care advocacy material relates to the place of mental health in managed care health plans and the organization of local task forces by MHANYS and its affiliates to address managed care issues. Also included are: Supplementary Security Income (SSI) eligibility standards for children with mental health and other disabilities; Special Needs Plans (SNP), which allow access by those with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) to SNPs under managed care; and the Vote Mental Health initiative which was a statewide voter mobilization and registration campaign.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-6.4_1

21-2Bazelon Center, Mental Health Campaign1994

p131-6.4_2

23Civil Commitment of Sexual Predators1997

p131-6.4_3

24Community Mental Health Resources Act1993

p131-6.4_4

25Congressional Candidates Poll1996

p131-6.4_5

26Correspondence with public officials and others1994

p131-6.4_6

27Fair Insurance Treatment (FIT) Act2001

p131-6.4_7

28-10Health Care Reform1993-1994

p131-6.4_8

211Health Care Reform1994

p131-6.4_9

212-14Integrated Systems Advocacy1997

p131-6.4_10

215Legislative advocacy for increased funding for community based system of care2001

p131-6.4_11

216Managed Care1995

p131-6.4_12

217-18Managed Care1996

p131-6.4_13

219-20Managed Care1996-1997

p131-6.4_14

221Managed Care1997-1998

p131-6.4_15

222-24Managed Care Task Force1997

p131-6.4_16

225May is Mental Health Month1994

p131-6.4_17

226Patients' Rights -- documents regarding state policy1997

p131-6.4_18

227Prior Approval -- Proposed New Part 551 regulations1998

p131-6.4_19

228Protection and Advocacy (PAIMI)1995

p131-6.4_20

229Reinvestment Act1994

p131-6.4_21

230Rural Mental Health1989

p131-6.4_22

231-35Special Needs Plans (SNPs)1996-1997

p131-6.4_23

236State Budget1990

p131-6.4_24

237-38State Budget1994-1995

p131-6.4_25

31Statewide Program Development -- Feasibility study aimed at enhancing the ability of MHANYS to meet the needs of people with mental illness1995

p131-6.4_26

32-5Supplementary Security Income (SSI)1995-1996

p131-6.4_27

36-7Surrogate Decision Making1993

p131-6.4_28

38-12Vote Mental Health1992
Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft. (about 0.3 boxes)

The Legislative Relations records relate to efforts of MHANYS to influence the New York State Legislature on issues related to mental health. Includes a newsletter from MHANYS on mental health issues, an annual MHANYS conference on mental health issues facing New York State legislature, records from the annual legislative day when mental health advocates from across the state assemble in Albany to hear presentations and visit the offices of state legislatures to lobby on behalf of a mental health issues agenda, legislative conferences and mini-conferences where mental health advocates discuss issues regarding current proposed legislation, and documents regarding MHANYS's Legislative Network of individuals donating to support of MHANYS advocacy and on a MHANYS mailing list for information on mental health policy issues. Also includes a bill paid by MHANYS to the Legislative Retrieval Service, an organization performing information retrieval services on legislation and supporting state records.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-6.5_1

313Legislative Alert Newsletter1993-1994

p131-6.5_2

314Legislative Conference1993-1998

p131-6.5_3

315Legislative Conference1997

p131-6.5_4

316Legislative Conference1999-2001

p131-6.5_5

317Legislative Day1996

p131-6.5_6

318-21Legislative Mini-Conference1994

p131-6.5_7

322Legislative Network1996

p131-6.5_8

323Legislative Network Donations1996

p131-6.5_9

324-25Legislative Program1998

p131-6.5_10

326Legislative Retrieval Service1991

p131-6.5_11

327Legislative Workshop1978
Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft. (about 0.3 boxes)

This subseries includes Education Rights of Children with Disabilities, Medicaid Managed Care, the Governor's Omnibus Bill, 1996-1997 state budget, reinvestment of savings from reductions in mental institution costs into mental health programs, voter registration, SSI, managed care, budget priorities, involuntary outpatient commitment, community mental Hygiene services, managed care, Clinton Health Care (Health Security) proposal, alternatives to promote recovery, children's mental health issues, outpatient restructuring, and other topics.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-6.6_1

328-29Position Papers, Alerts1996

p131-6.6_2

330-32Position Papers, Testimony1992-1999

p131-6.6_3

333Position Papers, Testimony1994

p131-6.6_4

334Public Hearing on Legislative Agenda1998

p131-6.6_5

335-36Public Hearing1999

p131-6.6_6

337Testimony -- alternatives to promote recovery, children's mental health issues, outpatient restructuring and other topics1990-1994
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (about 0.2 boxes)

Press Releases Press releases and media advisories, announcing MHANYS' activities, or expressing MHANYS' position on various legislative issues or other newsworthy events.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-6.7_1

338Press Releases and Media Advisories1999 January-1999 June

p131-6.7_2

339Press Releases and Media Advisories1999 July-1999 December

p131-6.7_3

340Press Releases and Media Advisories2000 January-2000 June

p131-6.7_4

341Press Releases and Media Advisories2000 July-2000 December

p131-6.7_5

342Press Releases and Media Advisories2001 January-2001 June

p131-6.7_6

343Press Releases and Media Advisories2001 July-2001 December

p131-6.7_7

344Press Releases and Media Advisories2002 January-2002 June

p131-6.7_8

345Press Releases and Media Advisories2002 July-2002 December
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (about 0.2 boxes)

Advocacy Training Records from training programs to assist persons carrying out advocacy on behalf of mental health issues with New York State Government, including evaluation by participants of a training program on political advocacy carried out by MHANYS, and kits and documents to assist persons carrying out advocacy on mental health issues.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-6.8_1

346Advocacy Kit1994-1995

p131-6.8_2

347Advocacy Kit1996-1997

p131-6.8_3

348Advocacy Training1993

p131-6.8_4

349Advocacy Training1994

p131-6.8_5

350Advocacy Training1996

p131-6.8_6

351Advocacy Training, Evaluation1997
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

The Public Information series includes appointment books of Eva Walter, MHANYS Director of Public Information; daybook of letters, faxes, memos and other documents sent and received by MHANYS Public Information Department; correspondence relating to requests to MHANYS for information on mental health issues; letter book of Eva Walters; phone log forms; and public information mailing lists. Other Public Information material includes literature on cultural diversity; correspondence with the New York Times and other media regarding news stories prepared with MHANYS assistance; forms for loans of MHANYS books, videos and other resources; correspondence with the Planet Earth Foundation, an organization producing media campaigns on public issues with whom MHANYS reviewed its programs; records of a MHANYS contract to distribute information on mental health issues; and correspondence and campaigns combating entertainment and other media that stigmatize people with mental health problems. The publication MHA Affiliate Mailing distributed information to MHANYS affiliates for their use in publicizing mental health issues on the local level.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-7_1

11Affiliate Mailing1993

p131-7_2

12-5Affiliate Mailing1994

p131-7_3

16-11Affiliate Mailing1995

p131-7_4

112Affiliate Mailing1996

p131-7_5

113Appointments, Eva Walters1992-1993

p131-7_6

114Cultural Diversity1993

p131-7_7

115-17Daybook1994

p131-7_8

118Information Requests1991, 1993-1994

p131-7_9

119Information Requests1997-1998

p131-7_10

120Letter Book1995

p131-7_11

121-22Mailing List1994

p131-7_12

123Media Coverage1993

p131-7_13

124Media CoverageUndated

p131-7_14

125Mental Health Resources Center forms1995

p131-7_15

126Phone Log1994 January-1994 June

p131-7_16

127Phone Log1994 July-1994 December

p131-7_17

128Phone Log1995 January-1995 June

p131-7_18

129Phone Log1995 July-1995 December

p131-7_19

130Planet Earth Foundation1994

p131-7_20

131Public Information and Education Program1985

p131-7_21

132Public Education Program1993

p131-7_22

133-34Publicity Materials1981-1985

p131-7_23

135Stigma1995

p131-7_24

136Video -- correspondence with video producers1994
Quantity: 1.5 cubic ft. (about 1.5 boxes)

This series deals with a contract obtained by MHANYS from the New York State Office of Mental Health in 1995 to establish community mental health promotion teams in twelve areas of New York State. The project files include material from Community Mental Health Promotion Project collected and maintained by Darlene Ward, which were reclassified from working files to archival material in February 2001. These files are arranged in their original order followed by the publication Community Connections and project administrative files. Community Connections was a quarterly newsletter publication of the Community Mental Health Promotion Project providing information on mental health issues. The publication was known as MHANYS Connections until 1994 with the title changing to Community Connections in 1995. The administrative records folders include correspondence, conference documents, program proposals.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-8_1

11Managed Care1997

p131-8_2

12Welfare Reform1997

p131-8_3

13Medicaid1997

p131-8_4

14Defining Consumer1997

p131-8_5

15Prior Authorization, Drug1997

p131-8_6

16Empowerment1995

p131-8_7

17Reinvestment1997

p131-8_8

18Parental Rights1997

p131-8_9

19Medicaid Managed Health1997

p131-8_10

110-11Health Care Reform Activities Kit1994

p131-8_11

112Parity1996

p131-8_12

113-14Involuntary Commitment1993

p131-8_13

115-16Civil Commitment1991

p131-8_14

117Financial Package for Mentally Ill1992

p131-8_15

118Housing Plan1996

p131-8_16

119Mental Hygiene Law Amendment1991

p131-8_17

120Home Relief1992

p131-8_18

121Homelessness1991

p131-8_19

122Involuntary Commitment1994

p131-8_20

123Comprehensive Outpatient Program Funding1998

p131-8_21

124Discharge Planning1996

p131-8_22

125Forensics -Mentally Ill- Justice System1996

p131-8_23

126Seclusion and Restraint1998

p131-8_24

127-29Juvenile Justice System1998

p131-8_25

130Justice for Juveniles - Community Assessment1998

p131-8_26

131Juvenile Justice Assessment1998

p131-8_27

132Justice for Juveniles1998

p131-8_28

133Juvenile Justice -- GAINS1998

p131-8_29

134Juvenile Justice1998-1999

p131-8_30

135Juvenile Justice -- Families1999

p131-8_31

136-38Justice for Juveniles Forum1999

p131-8_32

139Youth MICA Resource Center1999

p131-8_33

140Juvenile Justice Legislation1999

p131-8_34

141Juvenile Justice RFP1999

p131-8_35

142-43Adolescent Depression Campaign1998

p131-8_36

144Parity Article - Glazier1998

p131-8_37

145Prevention Conference1998

p131-8_38

146Dual Recovery1998

p131-8_39

147Business Outreach1997

p131-8_40

148Parental Rights1998

p131-8_41

149-50Adolescent Depression1998

p131-8_42

151Adolescent Depression Survey1998

p131-8_43

152Justice for Juveniles Forum1999

p131-8_44

153Juvenile Justice1999

p131-8_45

154Depression - School partnerships1998-1999

p131-8_46

155-57Adolescent Depression1998

p131-8_47

158Managed Care1997

p131-8_48

21-4Children's Mental Health1996

p131-8_49

25Children's Mental Health1997

p131-8_50

26-7Children's Mental Health Teleconference1998

p131-8_51

28Children's Special Needs1998

p131-8_52

29-10Children's Issues1998

p131-8_53

211Child Health Insurance1997

p131-8_54

212Child Health Insurance1998-1999

p131-8_55

213-14Parity1997

p131-8_56

215Legislative Alerts1996

p131-8_57

216Parent and Family Issues1995

p131-8_58

217-18Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities (PPD)1998

p131-8_59

219Advocacy not elsewhere classified1993-1997

p131-8_60

220 MHANYS Connections 1987-1989

p131-8_61

221 MHANYS Connections 1990-1994

p131-8_62

222 Community Connections 1995-1998

p131-8_63

223 Community Connections 1999-2002

p131-8_64

224-26Community Mental Health Promotion Project, Administrative Records1996
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

D/ART (Depression Awareness, Recognition and Treatment) was a program of the National Institute of Mental Health in which MHANYS participated in the 1990s. The program involved mainly distributing literature and other information aimed at increasing public awareness of the problem of depression. For example, MHANYS prepared a translation of an already existing booklet on depression into Russian and distributed it to Russian-speaking people in New York State. This series mainly consists of literature prepared by the National Institute of Mental Health on Depression, and correspondence regarding the "Community Partners" national conferences of D/ART participants.

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p131-9_1

11D/ART Correspondence1990-1992

p131-9_2

12-3Depression1988-1990

p131-9_3

14-6Depression1991

p131-9_4

17-9Depression1992

p131-9_5

110-11Depression1992-1993

p131-9_6

112-17Depression1993

p131-9_7

21-3Depression1994

p131-9_8

24-11Depression1995

p131-9_9

212Depression1998
Quantity: 0.66 cubic ft. (about 0.66 boxes)

The Parent Support series includes documents related to MHANYS programs aimed at providing support to parents with psychiatric disabilities or parents of children with psychiatric disabilities, especially in relation to enhancing families. Includes Families Together, a publication by MHANYS for families of children with special emotional, social, and behavioral needs; Forum - presentations related to providing support to parents with psychiatric problems; a proposal for MHANYS Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support (PPDS) program aimed at helping people with psychiatric disabilities who have become parents to raise their children; documents regarding New York State's Vocational and Educational Activities for Students with Disabilities (VESID) program; and external publications and reports on family issues.

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p131-10_1

11Children and Adolescent Service Training Program1994

p131-10_2

12Families Together1995, 1996

p131-10_3

13Needs and Gaps in Service to Parents1992

p131-10_4

14Parent Support Network1994-1995

p131-10_5

15Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support1998-1999

p131-10_6

16Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support1991

p131-10_7

17Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support1993-1995

p131-10_8

18-15Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support1994

p131-10_9

116Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support1995

p131-10_10

117Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Information Packet1996

p131-10_11

118Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Presentationca. 1999

p131-10_12

119-21Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Proposal1993

p131-10_13

21Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Provider Survey1999

p131-10_14

22Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Provider Survey2000

p131-10_15

23Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Quarterly Reports1993-1996

p131-10_16

24Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Training1999

p131-10_17

25Resources1993

p131-10_18

26-7Supportive Family Trainingca. 1993

p131-10_19

28VESID1993

p131-10_20

29Working With Parents1998
Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

The Mental Health Information Center is a MHANYS program created in 2000 as a successor to the Self Help Clearinghouse to respond to inquiries and handle library, information handling, and archival responsibilities. Included are summaries of calls received and fact sheets.

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p131-11_1

11Real People, Real Stories 2000
More Details

Description of a video library of stories of efforts to overcome discrimination.

p131-11_2

12Calls to MHIC, Summary2000

p131-11_3

13-4Calls to MHIC, Summary2001

p131-11_4

15Fact Sheet, Postpartum Depression2001

p131-11_5

16Fact Sheet, Coping With Disaster and Trauma2001

p131-11_6

17Fact Sheet, Helping Children Cope With Disaster and Trauma2001

p131-11_7

18Fact Sheet, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder2001

p131-11_8

19Fact Sheet, When You Need to File a Complaint Against a Health Care Provider or Facility2001
Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)

The MHANYS Self Help Clearinghouse (SHC) Program was funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health to enable people with mental illness to pursue self-help and mutual aid efforts. This program involved the support of local self-help clearinghouses and distribution of information on self-help and mutual aid.

Quantity: 0.15 cubic ft. (about 0.15 boxes)

The Administration subseries includes documents regarding the Alliance Education, Advocacy and Social Center, Syracuse, budget information on SHC and other MHANYS programs, a survey of self-help and mutual aid groups, and consultant information, and a job description for the director of Mental Self Help Clearinghouse.

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p131-12.1_1

11Alliance Center1990

p131-12.1_2

12Broome County Self-Help Clearinghouse1991

p131-12.1_3

13Budget1990-1992

p131-12.1_4

14Budget1991

p131-12.1_5

15Budget1993

p131-12.1_6

16Budget1994

p131-12.1_7

17Budget1994-1995

p131-12.1_8

18Clearinghouse Survey1990

p131-12.1_9

19Consultants1992

p131-12.1_10

110Consultants1994

p131-12.1_11

111Consumer Network Advocacy Center-Long Island1991

p131-12.1_12

112Director's Job Description1994

p131-12.1_13

113Goals and Objectives1994

p131-12.1_14

114Goals and Objectives1995

p131-12.1_15

115Letterbook, Theresa Bonner1994
Quantity: 0.15 cubic ft. (about 0.15 boxes)

The Contracts subseries includes correspondence between the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and MHANYS regarding a contract for establishing the SHC; a request for proposal from OMH regarding Self Help Programs and the resulting MHANYS proposal to operate SHC; and correspondence regarding evaluation by MHANYS of local SHC programs.

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p131-12.2_1

117Contracts1990

p131-12.2_2

118Contracts1992

p131-12.2_3

119Contracts1991

p131-12.2_4

120-26Proposal to New York Office of Mental Health1990

p131-12.2_5

127Proposal to New York Office of Mental Health1992

p131-12.2_6

128Proposal Evaluation1990

p131-12.2_7

129Proposal Information1990

p131-12.2_8

130Request for Proposal1990
Quantity: 0.15 cubic ft. (about 0.15 boxes)

The Correspondence subseries is mainly to or from Theresa Bronner, MHANYS Self-help Clearinghouse coordinator, regarding local self help clearinghouses, provision of information about mental health services, and other SHC matters.

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p131-12.3_1

131Correspondence1990

p131-12.3_2

132-33Correspondence1991

p131-12.3_3

134-36Correspondence1992

p131-12.3_4

137-39Correspondence1993

p131-12.3_5

140Correspondence1993-1994

p131-12.3_6

141Correspondence1996
Quantity: 0.65 cubic ft. (about 0.65 boxes)

The Reports subseries includes Quarterly Reports of MHANYS Self Help Clearinghouse Project, expense reports of regional self-help clearinghouse, activity reports to OMH, and other correspondence related to performance of SHC contract.

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p131-12.4_1

142Quarterly Reports1990-1995

p131-12.4_2

143Quarterly Reports1991

p131-12.4_3

144-54Quarterly Reports1992

p131-12.4_4

155Quarterly/Monthly/Yearly Reports1991

p131-12.4_5

156Quarterly/Monthly/Yearly Reports1992-1994

p131-12.4_6

157Quarterly Reports1995-1996

p131-12.4_7

158Regional Financial Reports1991

p131-12.4_8

159Regional Proposals1990

p131-12.4_9

21-3Reports1990

p131-12.4_10

24-5Reports1991

p131-12.4_11

26Reports, Summary1997
Quantity:  1 cubic foot

This subseries includes a database listing of self help organizations, dual diagnosis documents regarding a training course for dealing with people who have co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, and housing and independent living material. This includes an agreement between MHANYS and a participant in the SHC, Housing Opportunities Made Easier (H.O.M.E.) regarding local provision of service and proposal by Associated Independent living centers of NY (AILCNY) to New York OMH to establish a self help clearinghouse. In addition, there is correspondence about an education conference regarding Lifelong Learning for Adults with Disabilities, correspondence related to the Growing Wiser Program of mental health for elder citizens, evaluation sheets for monitoring the effectiveness of the SHC program, local SHC records, correspondence related to legal services in connection with SHC, correspondence regarding grants from MHANYS to local SHC groups for purchase of library materials, information regarding use of the Internet by SHC program, correspondence and other documents regarding Schizophrenics Anonymous training program for SHC participants, information regarding teleconference on self help issues, guide to selection of self help methods developed by MHANYS and MHA- Ulster County library lists, studies, surveys and evaluations, documents related to work of student interns for SHC, external studies on the self help process, and use of internet for self help.

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p131-12.5_1

27-9DatabaseUndated

p131-12.5_2

210-12Dual Diagnosis1994

p131-12.5_3

213Education Conference1992

p131-12.5_4

214-15Elderly1993-1994

p131-12.5_5

216Electronic Empowerment Model, Internet Self Help1999

p131-12.5_6

217Evaluation1991

p131-12.5_7

218Fulton Montgomery County Self-help Clearinghouse1991

p131-12.5_8

219Fulton Montgomery County Self-help Clearinghouse1992

p131-12.5_9

220Housing Opportunities Made Easier1991

p131-12.5_10

221Housing Opportunities Made Easier1992

p131-12.5_11

222Independent Living Center, Proposal1990-1991

p131-12.5_12

223Legal Services1993

p131-12.5_13

224-25Library Grants1993

p131-12.5_14

226-27Long Island Self Help Clearinghouse1992

p131-12.5_15

228Memos1991

p131-12.5_16

229Participants1990

p131-12.5_17

230Online/Internet1996-1998

p131-12.5_18

231-33Publicity1992-1994

p131-12.5_19

234-35Rockland County Self-help Clearinghouse1991

p131-12.5_20

236-39Schizophrenics Anonymous1996

p131-12.5_21

240-44Self Help Live1992

p131-12.5_22

245Self Help Models1991

p131-12.5_23

246Shelf List -- list of books in MHANYS Self Help Clearinghouse Library1991

p131-12.5_24

247Status reports1996

p131-12.5_25

248Student Interns1992

p131-12.5_26

249-50Studies1991

p131-12.5_27

251-53Survey1990

p131-12.5_28

254Technical Assistance Materials1991

p131-12.5_29

255-57Teleconferences1993

p131-12.5_30

258-60Ulster County Self-help Clearinghouse1990-1991
Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

This series holds documents related to MHANYS's parent organization, the National Mental Health Association. Includes correspondence, manuals, annual reports, publications, and related material.

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p131-13_1

11Annual Reports1968, 1989-1990

p131-13_2

12Board of Directors' Manual1965

p131-13_3

13Correspondence1982

p131-13_4

14Correspondence1987

p131-13_5

15NMHA Position Papers1992

p131-13_6

16President's Handbook1969

p131-13_7

17President's Handbook1970

p131-13_8

18Survey of State Divisions -- Summary of Activities of State Mental Health Association1991

p131-13_9

19Role of AffiliatesUndated

p131-13_10

110Planning1990

p131-13_11

111Reports prepared by NMHA on mental health issues and NMHA organizational topics1962

p131-13_12

112-14Publications1969-1973
Quantity: 1.17 cubic ft. (about 1.17 boxes)
Quantity:  5 folders

The Business Advisory Council was made up of business leaders called on to advise MHANYS on issues related to employment of persons who have experienced mental illness, to be a communication link between the private sector and mental health professionals, and to make businesses aware of the valuable human resources available through mental health rehabilitation agencies. This series includes mission statements, program and proposal documents, correspondence, and information on awards dinners sponsored by the council.

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p131-14.1_1

11Business Advisory Council1986-1989

p131-14.1_2

12Business Advisory Project1993

p131-14.1_3

13Business Advisory Partnership1994-1996

p131-14.1_4

14Vocational Awards Dinner1991-1994

p131-14.1_5

15Vocational Awards Dinner1995
Quantity: 0.15 cubic ft. (about 0.15 boxes)

This series includes correspondence, conference documents, program proposals, and program documents regarding managed health care programs for children; family preservation programs; juvenile justice programs; educating students, especially in grade school, about the nature of mental illness; and support for parents with mentally illnesses or children with mental illness.

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p131-14.2_1

16Children's Mental Health Education1993

p131-14.2_2

17Children's Mental Health -- mental health services for children with mental illness, and for their families1995

p131-14.2_3

18-9Children's Mental Health1995

p131-14.2_4

110Children's Mental Health1996

p131-14.2_5

111Children's Public Education1995

p131-14.2_6

111Children's SSI Program, Cuts1995

p131-14.2_7

112Family Preservation Proposal -- reducing length of stay of children with emotional problems in foster care environment1997

p131-14.2_8

113Justice for Juveniles1999

p131-14.2_9

114Managed Mental Health Care for Children with Psychiatric Disabilities, Conference1995

p131-14.2_10

115Managed Mental Health Care for Children Conference1995

p131-14.2_11

116Parent Support -- proposal for federal contract to provide support to families in the neighborhood setting through collaboration by MHANYS with Families in New York State, Inc.1995

p131-14.2_12

117Quest Conference -- conference designed and planned by parents with severe behavioral, social or emotional issues1994

p131-14.2_13

118Remember the Children -- poster sold for fundraising1989
Quantity:  2 folders

This subseries includes contract information, presentations, proposals and other documents regarding MHANYS programs for empowerment of consumers and dialogue between consumers and providers of mental health services in New York State.

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p131-14.3_1

120Consumer Empowerment1981

p131-14.3_2

121Consumer-Provider Dialogue1993-1994
Quantity:  1 folder

The jail diversion project was a MHANYS program for diverting from jail those persons arrested who suffered from mental illness. Included is news clipping about the project.

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p131-14.4_1

122Jail Diversion, News Clipping2001

p131-14.4_2

122Jail Diversion Collaboration Projectca. 2001
Quantity:  2 folders

This subseries includes correspondence and other documents relating to a proposal made by MHANYS to the American Psychological Foundation in 1997 to help integrate mental health care in private and public managed care systems.

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p131-14.5_1

123Contract Proposal1997

p131-14.5_2

124Mental Health and Managed Care1995
Quantity:  5 folders

The Open Mind subseries includes correspondence and other documents related to the organization by MHANYS of a network of self help groups in New York State to use Open Mind, an electronic information network developed in California for the distribution of mental health related information.

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p131-14.6_1

125Open Mind1993
Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft. (about 0.1 boxes)

The Panic Education subseries includes documents related to a contract received by MHANYS in 1993-1994 to perform services under the National Institute of Mental Health Panic Disorder Education Program.

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p131-14.7_1

126-37Panic Disorder Education1993-1994
Quantity: 0.05 cubic ft. (about 0.05 boxes)

The May is Mental Health Month subseries includes material distributed by NMHA to MHANYS and by MHANYS to its affiliates for use during the May campaign of public information on mental health issues.

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p131-14.8_1

138May is Mental Health Month1976

p131-14.8_2

139May is Mental Health Month1978

p131-14.8_3

140May is Mental Health Month1990

p131-14.8_4

141May is Mental Health Month1994

p131-14.8_5

142May is Mental Health Month, Kit1994

p131-14.8_6

143May is Mental Health Month1995

p131-14.8_7

144May is Mental Health Month, Kit1995
Quantity:  3 folders

The Recipient Empowerment subseries includes documents related to a MHANYS program about empowering recipients of mental health services. Included is Empowerment, the newsletter of the MHANYS Recipient Empowerment Program, and related documents.

BoxFolderContentsDate

p131-14.9_1

145Empowerment1993

p131-14.9_2

146-47Project Proposal for Managed Care Recipient Training1994
Quantity:  3 folders

The Rural Health subseries includes documents related to MHANYS programs on rural mental health issues and to the Rural Council, a New York State Department of Health council on rural health issues.

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p131-14.10_1

148-50Rural Council1995
Quantity:  2 folders

The Supported Education subseries includes documents related to the reintegration into post-secondary education of young adults with serious mental problems, prepared by Four Winds Center, Saratoga Springs, New York.

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p131-14.11_1

151Supported Education Programs1991
Quantity: 0.15 cubic ft. (about 0.15 boxes)

The Sexual Abuse subseries inclues documents related to a proposal by MHANYS in response to a request for proposals (RFP) from the New York State Department of Health for a project on sexual assault and trauma issues and establishment of a rape crisis center and documents related to the Sexual Assault/Mental Health Project of MHANYS and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc.; documents concerned with other MHANYS activities related to sexual abuse; the Task Force Networker, a newsletter of the Sexual Assault/Mental Health Project of MHANYS and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc.; and the proceedings of a forum on sexual abuse survivors held at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.

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p131-14.12_1

152Expanding the Bridges, Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Training1998-1999

p131-14.12_2

153-54Rape Crisis Proposal1997

p131-14.12_3

155-56Response to RFP1997

p131-14.12_4

21Sexual Abuse Database1994

p131-14.12_5

22Sexual Abuse Survivors Resource Center1994-1996

p131-14.12_6

23-4Survivors' Forum1994

p131-14.12_7

25Task Force Networker2000

p131-14.12_8

26Trauma Task Forces, listing by county2000
Quantity: 0.15 cubic ft. (about 0.15 boxes)

The Transitions Training subseries includes documents related to this training program prepared by MHANYS for the New York State Office of Mental Health serving persons with mental illness returning to their communities from state prisons.

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p131-14.13_1

27 The Clinical Impact of Doing Time: Mental Illness and Incarceration 1999

p131-14.13_2

28Contracts1999-2001

p131-14.13_3

29Reports2000-2001

p131-14.13_4

210Satellite Broadcast1999-2001

p131-14.13_5

211Training Workshop Participants2000

p131-14.13_6

212Transitions Project2000

p131-14.13_7

213Transitions Project2001
Quantity:  1 folder

The Work Study Program for students in mental health was co-sponsored by MHANYS and the State University of New York (SUNY) under which students from the State University of New York at Albany carried out paid or volunteer work in mental health institutions or community centers while taking related courses and seminars at the university.

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p131-14.14_1

28Student Intern Program1967-1971