Who we are, Mental Health Association in Niagara County
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County offers programs and services aimed at promoting mental health. Our programs include information and referral, education services, the Compeer Niagara program, consumer services, support groups and more.
Mental Health Programs in Niagara County, NY
Our free educational services include presentations, trainings and workshops on a variety of mental health topics. We provide an outreach program for recipients of mental health services in the Niagara County NY community.
Allies 4 Life Suicide Prevention Program
Allies 4 Life is our response to the overwhelming number of tragedies that have occurred throughout our community in recent months.
Suicide Crisis Response for Schools
It is critical that every school respond to a suicide crisis situation carefully and thoughtfully, in order to diminish the threat of the immediate situation, speed recovery and bring about a return to normalcy for the school and community.
Mental Health Emergency Service Providers
Crisis Services and Hotline numbers for Depression and Suicide in WNY.
MHA is dedicated to promoting mental wellness, while providing valuable information and education about mental illness. Our programs and resources benefit children, families, professionals, consumers of mental health services and the general public.
MHA has several in-depth, specialized trainings designed for specific audiences: Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation Training, the Allies 4 Life Youth Suicide Prevention Program and the Support Group Facilitator’s Training. Scroll down to learn more.
CPAC (Consumer Planning Advisory Committee)
The CPAC Committee is comprised of mental health consumers who meet once a month to provide input into the local planning process. Often, guest speakers are invited to provide information and insight on important mental health issues.
In Home Respite Programs
In-Home Respite is a program through the Mental Health Association that provides respite services to families with a child or children with a current mental health diagnosis. Respite can reduce the family’s stress level and increase the caregiver’s overall ability to provide childcare.
The goal of the Legal Advocacy program is to help consumers of the community mental health system in Niagara County maintain continuity of care, protect their legal rights and help obtain essential public benefits and necessary services.
Peer Advocates provide assistance in the mental health services planning process. They are available to assist patients in becoming participants in their own recovery.
MHANC Events & Community Activities
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County has been serving the community for 50 years, working to promote wellness through advocacy, education and community service programs.
Information & Mental Health Referral Services
We keep updated information within reach through our County-Wide Help Line, our printed directories and resource guides, and through our online database available anytime of the day or night.
In a Crisis?
The Lockport Family Resource Guide and Niagara Self-Help Clearinghouse are directories which provide a central collection of all self-help mutual-aid support groups in the Niagara County and Lockport Community.
The Niagara Grief Center
The Niagara Grief Center's Mission is to provide sustained emotional support to people of all ages affected by death and grief. The Niagara Grief Center is founded on the belief that every person deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment.
We offer a variety of publications to provide you with information and referral support. Download copies of The Help Book, Niagara Self-Help Clearinghouse and the Lockport Family Resource Guide.
Mental Health Self-Help in WNY
The Mental Health Association offers several avenues for getting yourself the information and help you seek. We sponsor several Support Groups on a variety of topics and we also publish several directories.
MHA Sponsored Support Groups
Support groups provide the opportunity for anyone who wishes to benefit from shared experiences, encouragement and information. We sponsor several support groups throughout Niagara County, including Depression & Anxiety, Alzheimers Caregivers, Let’s Talk for youth, and GriefShare.
Media Resources and Mental Wellness Information
Access to our own VOICE newsletter, as well as press releases and mental health news.
Contact the Mental Health Association
Call us at (716) 433-3780. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The County-Wide Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One number serves all of Niagara County: (716) 433-5432.
Please consider volunteering with the Compeer program. You'll be surprised at the difference you can make in a person's life by spending just a few hours per week with an adult or child who needs a friend. Volunteers throughout Niagara County are needed.
Compeer Niagara for Youth is a program that serves youths from ages five to seventeen and their families. The youth must have an emotional/behavioral disability diagnosis or be in the process of being diagnosed.
Compeer Niagara for Adults nurtures recovery for individuals with a mental health diagnosis through friendships and recreational, social and educational opportunities.
Compeer invites you to take advantage of an opportunity to become a part of a volunteer team that you'll be proud to join.
Mental Health Association of Niagara County Home
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County works to promote wellness through advocacy, education and community service programs. We are a non-for-profit organization that provides services for a range of ages and needs.