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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)

State Charities Aid Association of New York State (SCAA) 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. New York State Society for Mental Health (NYSSMH) 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. Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) 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.

This collection contains records from the Mental Health Association of New York State and two predecessor agencies: the State Charities Aid Association and the New York State Society for Mental Health. Materials in the collection include: Board of Directors meeting minutes and directories; materials from MHANYS annual meetings; committee minutes; correspondence; contracts with external agencies; reports; and ephemera.

Subjects addressed in the collection include: support for parents with disabilities, community mental health promotion, children's mental health issues, sexual abuse prevention, and other aspects affecting the care and treatment of people with mental illness.

The collection is organized as follows:

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.

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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.

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1 1Annual Report1921

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1 2Board of Managers1889-1935

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1 3Bond Issues1889-1935

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1 4Brown Reappointment, Correspondence1898-1899

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1 5Brown Reappointment, Correspondence1898-1899

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1 8Brown Reappointment, Correspondence1898-1899

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1 9"Care and Treatment of Co-Called "Chronic" Insane in New York State Hospitals"1917

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1 9"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

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1 10Certificate of Incorporation and By-laws1910

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1 11Committee on Feeblemindedness, New York1918, 1926

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1 12Committee on Legislation, Correspondence1891-1895

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1 13Committee on Legislation, Report1895

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1 14Committee on Mental Hygiene, Executive Committee, Minutes1941-1947

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1 15Committee on Mental Hygiene, -- History of Mental Health in New York, -- excerpt fromThe History of Public Welfare in New York State, 1867-19401941

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1 16Committee on Mental Hygiene, Memoranda1949

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1 17Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes1910

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1 18Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1911

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1 19Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1912

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1 20Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1913

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1 21Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1914

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1 22Committee on Mental Hygiene, Minutes and Report of Assistant Secretary1915-1917

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1 23Committee on Mental Hygiene, ObjectsUndated

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1 24Committee on Mental Hygiene, Proposal for the Intensive Study of the Prevalence and Social Significance of Mental Diseases in New York State1928

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1 25Committee on Mental Hygiene, Proposed Program1949

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1 26-27Committee on Mental Hygiene, Training Program in Community Relations1932-1933

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1 28Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Minutes1927-1935

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1 29Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Minutes1927-1940

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1 30Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Executive Committee Minutes1929-1933

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1 31Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Executive Committee Minutes1928-1936

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1 32Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Executive Committee Minutes1934-1945

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1 33Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Executive Committee Minutes1937-1946

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1 34Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Minutes1938-1941

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1 35Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Minutes1942-1946

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1 36Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Reports1942-1944

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1 37Committee on Mental Hygiene, New York City, Subcommittee Minutes1933-1939

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1 38-40Correspondence1879-1885

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1 41County Visiting Committee1896

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1 42-43External Publications1911-1939

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1 44Fassett Batcheller Bill Constitution1889-1935

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1 45Pamphlets1880-1899

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1 46Pamphlets1900-1909

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1 47Pamphlets1910-1919

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2 1Pamphlets1920-1929, 1944

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2 2Pamphlets1930-1939, 1944

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2 3Reprints, Homer Folks1890-1900

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2 4Reprints, Homer Folks1900-1915

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2 5Reprints, Homer Folks1915-1940

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2 6"Six Lectures on Mental Hygiene with Special Reference to Child Guidance and Social Adjustment of the Adult, Program, Lectures1928

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2 7Special Committee on Provision for the Feeble-Minded, "The Feeble Minded in New York"1911

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2 8Special Study Committee Report on Relation of SCAA and State Committee on Councils and Chests1958

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2 9State Charities Aid Association Milestones1929-1946

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2 10State Government1887-1926

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2 11State Mental Institutions1889-1935

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2 12Strong Commission1916

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2 13Subcommittee on After Care of Insane, Minutes1906-1907

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2 14Subcommittee on After Care of Insane, Minutes1908-1910

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2 15Temporary Commission on State Hospital Problems1942-1943

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2 16Temporary Commission on State Hospital Problems1942-1944

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2 17Upstate and Metropolitan Sections of the SCAA, Minutes1951

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2 18Visiting Committees, Reports1932-1934

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2 19Visiting Committees, Reports1935-1936

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2 20Visiting Committees, Reports1937-1939

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2 21Visiting Committees, Reports1940-1944
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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.

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2 22Annual Conference, "Realism and Mental Health"1952

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2 23Board of Directors Minutes1953-1954

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2 24Board of Directors Minutes1955

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2 25Board of Directors Minutes1956

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2 26Board of Directors Minutes1957

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2 27Board of Directors Minutes1958

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2 28Board of Directors Minutes1959

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2 29Board of Directors Minutes1960

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2 30Campaign for Mental Health1955-1958

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2 31-32Citizen's Advisory Group1957-1958

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2 33Committee on Member Organizations and Affiliations1956-1957

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2 34Copyrights1949-1957

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2 35Executive Committee, Minutes1952

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2 36Field Study Committee, Minutes1955-1957

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2 37Finance Committee, Minutes1955-1957

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2 38Legislative Committee, Minutes1955-1957

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2 39New York State Citizens Advisory Group for Mental Hospitals and Schools, Annual Meeting1959

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2 40Nominating Committee, Minutes1956-1957

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2 41Professional Advisory Committee, Minutes1955-1957

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2 42Program Criteria and Activities Committee, Minutes1955

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2 43Public Relations Committee, Minutes1956-1957
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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.

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1 1Correspondence1994-1996

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1 2Correspondence1998

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1 3Correspondence1999

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1 4Directory1966-1973, 1983, 1990-1993

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1 5Directory1994

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1 6Directory1995-1997

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1 7Directory1999

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1 8Handbook1995-1996

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1 9Manual1969

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1 10ManualUndated

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1 11Miscellaneous 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

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1 12Minutes1960

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1 13Minutes1962-1963

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1 14Minutes1962-1965

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1 15Minutes1964

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1 16-17Minutes1966

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1 18Minutes1967-1969

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1 19Minutes1968-1970

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1 20Minutes1969-1970

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1 21Minutes1970-1971

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1 22Minutes1971-1972

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1 23Minutes1979-1981

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1 24Minutes1982-1984

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1 25Minutes1985-1988

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1 26Minutes1989-1990

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1 27Minutes1991-1992

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1 28Minutes1993-1994

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1 29-30Minutes1994

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2 1Minutes1995

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2 2Minutes1996

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2 3-4Minutes1997

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2 5-6Minutes and Meetings1998

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2 7-8Minutes and Meetings1999

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2 9Minutes 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

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2 10Affiliate Relations Committee1998

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2 11Affiliate Relations Committee1999

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2 12Awards Committee1973

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2 13Awards Committee1993-1999

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2 14Children and Families Committee1994

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2 15Community Residence Committee1984

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2 16Executive Committee1966-1971

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2 17Executive Committee1971

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2 18-19Executive Committee1972

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2 20Executive Committee1973

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2 21Executive Committee1975-1978

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2 22Executive Committee1979

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2 23Executive Committee1980

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2 24Executive Committee1981-1983

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2 25Executive Committee1984-1985

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2 26Executive Committee1986-1987

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2 27Executive Committee1988-1989

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2 28Executive Committee1990-1992

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2 29Executive Committee1994-1995

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2 30Executive Committee1998-1999

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2 31Finance, Committee1978

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2 32Finance, Committee1986-1990

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2 33-34Finance, Committee1992

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2 35-39Finance, Committee1993

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3 1Finance, Committee1993

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3 2Finance, Committee1993-1995

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3 3Finance, Committee1995-1999

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3 4Government Affairs Committee1993-1994

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3 5-8Government Affairs Committee1995

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3 9-14Government Affairs Committee1996

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3 15Government Affairs Committee1997

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3 16-17Government Affairs Committee1998

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3 18-20Government Affairs Committee1999

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3 21New York State Committee1974

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3 22New York State Committee1975

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3 23New York State Committee1978

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3 24New York State Committee1979

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3 25Nominating Committee1966

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3 26Nominating Committee1967-1970

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3 27Nominating Committee1972-1973

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3 28-32Nominating Committee1995-1996

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3 33Organizing Committee1975

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3 34Personnel Committee1966-1971

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3 35Planning Committee1998

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3 36Planning Committee1999

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3 37President's Council1975

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3 38Professional Advisory Committee1966-1967

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3 39Professional Advisory Committee1967-1968

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3 40Professional Advisory Committee1969-1973

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4 1Program and Policy Committee1968-1972

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4 2Program and Policy Committee1972

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4 3Program and Policy Committee1973

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4 4Public Affairs Committee1975

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4 5Public Affairs Committee1976

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4 6Public Education Committee, note name changed to Public Information and Communications Committee in 19951994-1995

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4 7Public Relations Committee1965

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4 8-9Resource Development Committee1981

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4 10Resource Development Committee1993-1999

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4 11Select Committee to Study NYASMH Future1972

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4 12Site Visitation Committee1976

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4 13Special Committee to Study NYASMH Future1972

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4 14Subcommittee on Community Mental Health Center1966

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4 15Subcommittee 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

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1 1Annual Conference1992-1993

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1 2-9Annual Conference1994

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1 10-12Annual Conference Planning1994

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1 13Annual Conference1995

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1 14Annual Meeting1967-1970

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1 15Annual Meeting1971

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1 16Annual Meeting, Minutes1971

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1 17Annual Meeting1972

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1 18Annual Meeting, Minutes1972

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1 19Annual Meeting1974

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1 20Annual Meeting1975

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1 21Annual Meeting, Minutes1975

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1 22Annual Meeting, Minutes1976

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1 23Annual Meeting1976

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1 24Annual Meeting1977

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1 25Annual Meeting1978

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1 26-27Annual Meeting1979

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1 28-29Annual Meeting1980

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1 30Annual Meeting, President's Report1980

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1 31Annual Meeting1981

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1 32Annual Meeting, Presentations1981

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1 33Annual Meeting1982

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1 34Annual Meeting1983

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1 35Annual Meeting1984

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1 36Annual Meeting1986

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1 37Annual Meeting1987

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1 38-41Annual Meeting1988

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1 42Annual Meeting Minutes1993

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1 43Annual Meeting Documents1994

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1 44Annual Meeting1995

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1 45Annual Meeting1995-1996

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1 46Annual Meeting Presentations1981

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1 47Awards Luncheon1994-2000

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1 48Congress for Mental Health, 1st and 2nd1965-1966

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1 49Congress for Mental Health, 3rd1967

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1 50Congress for Mental Health, 4th and 5th1968-1969

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1 51-52Presidents' Council1975

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1 53Special Membership Meeting1973

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1 54Spring 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

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1 1Albany County1988-1994

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1 2Allegheny-Chemung1963-1996

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1 3Brooklyn Chapter1957-1987

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1 4Broome County1986, 1990-1995

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1 5Capital Region Chapter Planning2000

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1 6Cattaraugus County1986-1991

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1 7Cayuga County1970-1992

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1 8Chautauqua County1960-1975

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1 9Chautauqua County1984-1995

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1 10Chemung County1969

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1 11Chenango County1963-1996

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1 12Clinton County1963-1996

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1 13Columbia County1988-1992

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1 14Cortland1963-1996

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1 15Delaware County1987-1991

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1 16Dutchess County1993

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1 17Erie County1987-1991

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1 18Erie County, Board Minutes1957-1963

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1 19Essex, Fulton and Montgomery Counties1985-1996

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1 20Genesee County1991-1994

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1 21Greene County1963-1996

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1 22Jefferson County1987-1991

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1 23Livingston County1970-1991

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1 24Madison County1963-1996

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1 25Monroe County1965

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1 26Monroe and Rochester1985-1995

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1 27Monroe and Rochester1991-1995

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1 28Nassau County1987-1995

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1 29New York and Bronx Counties1986-1991

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1 30Niagara County1966

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1 31Niagara County1984-1994

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1 32Oneida County1991

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1 33Onondaga County1985-1994

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1 34Orange County1985-1993

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1 35Orange County, Individual Placement and Support2001

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1 36Orleans County1992-1993

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1 37Oswego County1988, 1991

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1 38Putnam County1992

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1 39Queens County1989, 1991

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1 40Rensselaer County1967-1996

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1 41Rockland County1987-1995

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1 42Rockland County, "Choosing a Psychotherapist"1987

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1 42Rockland County, Early Intervention Projects1991, Undated

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2 1Saratoga County1963-1996

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2 2Schuyler County1959-1965, 1985-1992

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2 3Sidney1996

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2 4Staten Island1968-1996

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2 5Steuben County1960-1963, 1991-1992

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2 6Staten Island1968-1996

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2 7Sullivan County1963-1996

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2 8Tompkins County1989-1993

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2 9Tompkins County, Newsletters1989-1992

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2 10Ulster County1989-1992

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2 11Warren and Washington Counties1987-1993

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2 12Westchester 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

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2 13Affiliate List1978

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2 14Affiliate Mail1996

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2 15Affiliate Public Information Project1985-1986

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2 16Affiliate Public Information Project1985-1986

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2 17Affiliate Relations1972

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2 18Affiliate Relations1999

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2 19Affiliate Services Directory2000-2001

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2 20-23Affiliate Survey1996

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2 24Affiliation Agreements1994

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2 25Chapter Inquiries1978

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2 26Financial Issues1959-1961

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2 27-28Staff Council1991-1994

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2 29Summary1982

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2 30Why/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.

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1 1-2Mental Health Services Council1989-1996

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1 3Mental Health Services Council1990

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1 4-5MHA Activities Kit1994

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1 6-7Mental 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.

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1 8 Friday Fax 1997

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1 9-10 Friday Fax 1998

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1 11-12 Friday Fax 1999

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1 13-15 Friday Fax 2000

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1 16-19 Friday Fax 2001

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1 20 Friday Fax 2002 January-2002 March

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1 21 Friday Fax 2002 April-2002 June

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1 22 Friday Fax 2002 July-2002 September

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1 23 Friday Fax 2002 October-2002 December

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1 24 Friday Fax 2003 January-2003 March

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1 25 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.

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1 26-32Lawmakers 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

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2 1-2Bazelon Center, Mental Health Campaign1994

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2 3Civil Commitment of Sexual Predators1997

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2 4Community Mental Health Resources Act1993

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2 5Congressional Candidates Poll1996

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2 37-38State Budget1994-1995

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3 1Statewide Program Development -- Feasibility study aimed at enhancing the ability of MHANYS to meet the needs of people with mental illness1995

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3 2-5Supplementary Security Income (SSI)1995-1996

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3 8-12Vote Mental Health1992
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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.

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3 13Legislative Alert Newsletter1993-1994

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3 14Legislative Conference1993-1998

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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.

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3 28-29Position Papers, Alerts1996

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3 37Testimony -- alternatives to promote recovery, children's mental health issues, outpatient restructuring and other topics1990-1994
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Press Releases Press releases and media advisories, announcing MHANYS' activities, or expressing MHANYS' position on various legislative issues or other newsworthy events.

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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.

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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.

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1 14Cultural Diversity1993

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1 24Media CoverageUndated

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1 25Mental Health Resources Center forms1995

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1 36Video -- correspondence with video producers1994
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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.

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1 9Medicaid Managed Health1997

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1 12Parity1996

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1 13-14Involuntary Commitment1993

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1 15-16Civil Commitment1991

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1 17Financial Package for Mentally Ill1992

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1 18Housing Plan1996

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1 19Mental Hygiene Law Amendment1991

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1 20Home Relief1992

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1 22Involuntary Commitment1994

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1 23Comprehensive Outpatient Program Funding1998

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1 25Forensics -Mentally Ill- Justice System1996

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1 34Juvenile Justice1998-1999

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1 40Juvenile Justice Legislation1999

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2 20 MHANYS Connections 1987-1989

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2 21 MHANYS Connections 1990-1994

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2 24-26Community Mental Health Promotion Project, Administrative Records1996
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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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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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1 1Children and Adolescent Service Training Program1994

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1 2Families Together1995, 1996

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1 18Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Presentationca. 1999

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2 2Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Provider Survey2000

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2 3Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Support, Quarterly Reports1993-1996

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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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1 1Real People, Real Stories 2000
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1 2Calls to MHIC, Summary2000

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1 5Fact Sheet, Postpartum Depression2001

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1 6Fact Sheet, Coping With Disaster and Trauma2001

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1 9Fact Sheet, When You Need to File a Complaint Against a Health Care Provider or Facility2001
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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.

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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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1 15Letterbook, Theresa Bonner1994
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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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1 20-26Proposal to New York Office of Mental Health1990

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1 27Proposal to New York Office of Mental Health1992

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1 30Request for Proposal1990
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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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1 31Correspondence1990

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1 32-33Correspondence1991

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1 34-36Correspondence1992

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1 37-39Correspondence1993

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1 40Correspondence1993-1994

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1 41Correspondence1996
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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1 42Quarterly Reports1990-1995

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1 43Quarterly Reports1991

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1 44-54Quarterly Reports1992

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1 55Quarterly/Monthly/Yearly Reports1991

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1 56Quarterly/Monthly/Yearly Reports1992-1994

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1 57Quarterly Reports1995-1996

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1 58Regional Financial Reports1991

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1 59Regional Proposals1990

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2 1-3Reports1990

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2 4-5Reports1991

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2 6Reports, Summary1997
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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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2 7-9DatabaseUndated

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2 10-12Dual Diagnosis1994

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2 13Education Conference1992

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2 14-15Elderly1993-1994

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2 16Electronic Empowerment Model, Internet Self Help1999

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2 17Evaluation1991

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2 18Fulton Montgomery County Self-help Clearinghouse1991

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2 19Fulton Montgomery County Self-help Clearinghouse1992

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2 20Housing Opportunities Made Easier1991

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2 21Housing Opportunities Made Easier1992

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2 22Independent Living Center, Proposal1990-1991

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2 23Legal Services1993

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2 24-25Library Grants1993

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2 26-27Long Island Self Help Clearinghouse1992

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2 28Memos1991

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2 29Participants1990

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2 30Online/Internet1996-1998

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2 31-33Publicity1992-1994

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2 34-35Rockland County Self-help Clearinghouse1991

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2 36-39Schizophrenics Anonymous1996

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2 40-44Self Help Live1992

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2 45Self Help Models1991

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2 46Shelf List -- list of books in MHANYS Self Help Clearinghouse Library1991

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2 47Status reports1996

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2 48Student Interns1992

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2 49-50Studies1991

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2 51-53Survey1990

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2 54Technical Assistance Materials1991

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2 55-57Teleconferences1993

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2 58-60Ulster 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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1 1Annual Reports1968, 1989-1990

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1 2Board of Directors' Manual1965

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1 3Correspondence1982

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1 4Correspondence1987

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1 5NMHA Position Papers1992

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1 6President's Handbook1969

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1 7President's Handbook1970

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1 8Survey of State Divisions -- Summary of Activities of State Mental Health Association1991

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1 10Planning1990

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1 11Reports prepared by NMHA on mental health issues and NMHA organizational topics1962

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1 12-14Publications1969-1973
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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1 1Business Advisory Council1986-1989

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1 2Business Advisory Project1993

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1 3Business Advisory Partnership1994-1996

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1 4Vocational Awards Dinner1991-1994

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1 5Vocational Awards Dinner1995
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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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1 6Children's Mental Health Education1993

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1 7Children's Mental Health -- mental health services for children with mental illness, and for their families1995

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1 8-9Children's Mental Health1995

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1 10Children's Mental Health1996

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1 11Children's Public Education1995

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1 11Children's SSI Program, Cuts1995

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1 12Family Preservation Proposal -- reducing length of stay of children with emotional problems in foster care environment1997

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1 13Justice for Juveniles1999

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1 14Managed Mental Health Care for Children with Psychiatric Disabilities, Conference1995

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1 15Managed Mental Health Care for Children Conference1995

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1 16Parent 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

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1 17Quest Conference -- conference designed and planned by parents with severe behavioral, social or emotional issues1994

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1 18Remember 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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1 20Consumer Empowerment1981

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1 21Consumer-Provider Dialogue1993-1994
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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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1 22Jail Diversion, News Clipping2001

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1 22Jail 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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1 23Contract Proposal1997

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1 24Mental 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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1 25Open Mind1993
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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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1 26-37Panic Disorder Education1993-1994
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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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1 38May is Mental Health Month1976

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1 39May is Mental Health Month1978

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1 40May is Mental Health Month1990

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1 41May is Mental Health Month1994

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1 42May is Mental Health Month, Kit1994

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1 43May is Mental Health Month1995

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1 44May 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.

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1 45Empowerment1993

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1 46-47Project 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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1 48-50Rural Council1995
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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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1 51Supported 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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1 52Expanding the Bridges, Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Training1998-1999

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1 53-54Rape Crisis Proposal1997

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2 1Sexual Abuse Database1994

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2 2Sexual Abuse Survivors Resource Center1994-1996

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2 3-4Survivors' Forum1994

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2 5Task Force Networker2000

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2 6Trauma Task Forces, listing by county2000
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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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2 7 The Clinical Impact of Doing Time: Mental Illness and Incarceration 1999

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2 8Contracts1999-2001

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2 9Reports2000-2001

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2 10Satellite Broadcast1999-2001

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2 11Training Workshop Participants2000

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2 12Transitions Project2000

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2 13Transitions Project2001
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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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2 8Student Intern Program1967-1971