The Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties is enhancing and expanding the internal organizational infrastructure to provide a more efficient delivery of services with a whole new look and mission.
Reshaping our brand image, centered on caring for your body and mind.
We believe that your mental health is just as important as your physical wellbeing. That's why our purpose is building the bridge between mental health and total wellbeing.
Here at the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, we believe that your mental health is just as important as your physical wellbeing. Poor mental health has been proven to lead to many types of physical health problems. Likewise, physical trauma, substance abuse, or various physical health concerns can lead to poor mental health.
Since 1958, we have been committed to providing education and advocacy to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. That mission has led us through the past years into developing and acquiring programs and services that go beyond mental illness into caring for our community in ways that directly impact mental health and total wellbeing.
In 1997, we merged with Assistance in Meaningful Living (AIM), a non-profit mental health provider for residential services. With our residential division, we have been able to deliver meaningful care to support recovery, community living, and independence for individuals and families across the counties.
In 2010, we acquired the REACH Center – a facility for providing support for survivors of crime and/or abuse. The REACH Center connects us with the community to care for the emotional support needed for victims, as well as guidance and coordination of services with legal or medical assistance. In 2014, we also added the Child Advocacy Center – an essential resource for children who are victims of child abuse or sexual assault. The CAC helps us reduce trauma, provide medical care, and assist organizations in the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.
We have expanded mental health operations beyond clinical to provide important peer resources with facilities such as Apogee Center and Water Street Studio. Our award-winning Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) has assisted thousands with crisis support and has maintained a 93% diversion rate from hospitals.
We have added programs driven to support and promote health and wellness, connectivity, and substance abuse assistance. Programs like our Youth Clubhouse and Advantage After School Programs to help youth with self-esteem, positive choices, and academic achievement have been developed to provide supportive environments for the wellbeing of community youth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a grave impact on many facets of life – most notably now is the increasing numbers of people and youth experiencing anxiety, depression, psychosis, loneliness, and other mental health concerns. Currently 1 in 5 people in the U.S. experience a mental illness in a given year, and more than a third of students experienced poor mental health during the pandemic.
We believe now is a pivotal moment for our organization, to further advance our mission to enhance the wellbeing of all and develop our brand image, centered on building a bridge between mental health and total wellbeing. We seek to bring all our different centers and programs together, as one cohesive organization, under the “bridge” of MHACG.
Our new logo represents our commitment to connecting children, families, and residents with care. A bridge symbolizes not only the bridge connecting the two counties we serve, but our connection to the community. The mark is formed of people, connected, holding hands in unison and comprised of selective bold colors. It represents our optimism, warmth, and commitment to diversity with a bright, friendly, and approachable appeal.
Our purpose is to build a bridge between mental health and total wellbeing. We believe in CARE: Community, Assistance, Respect, and Education for the livelihood of all and our refreshed mission best encompasses the diverse ways in which we support our community.
We look forward to connecting with you with our exiting new brand image.
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