Hustle for Hope
5K at the Crossings of Colonie

Join Colonie's iCare for a day of Mental Health Awareness

Events
Kids Fun Run: 9:00-9:30 am
Zumba Warm-Up: 9:30-9:50am
5K: 10:00am start time
activities available for kids: face paint, henna, hula hooping, kickball, etc.

*Free 5K shirt with sign up fee, youth/adult sizes available*
Costumes are appreciated!

All proceeds benefit Northern Rivers

Behavioral Health Care Center

Click on our tree of hope.

Our experts provide personalized clinical, community support and services coordination designed to improve the health and overall wellbeing of youth in the community.

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The Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) is an intensive residential treatment option licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to serve youth age 12–18 who have exhibited mental health symptoms with a pattern of psychiatric interventions and hospitalizations.

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Our Mobile Crisis teams are rapid-response teams deployed in the community to help children, adolescents, adults, and families safely deal with behavioral health crisis situations.

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Outpatient mental health facilities in Albany, Schenectady, and Malta provide help to children and adults with challenges including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, school behavior difficulty, coping with loss, bullying, and suicidality.

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Coming Soon.

Short-Term Crisis Stabilization and Treatment is a short-term, community-based, 24/7/365 therapeutic treatment option for youth ages 12–17 experiencing acute stress or mental health or psychiatric crisis.

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  • Our experts provide personalized clinical, community support and services coordination designed to improve the health and overall wellbeing of youth in the community.

    Read more

  • The Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) is an intensive residential treatment option licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to serve youth age 12–18 who have exhibited mental health symptoms with a pattern of psychiatric interventions and hospitalizations.

    Read more

  • Our Mobile Crisis teams are rapid-response teams deployed in the community to help children, adolescents, adults, and families safely deal with behavioral health crisis situations.

    Read more

  • Outpatient mental health facilities in Albany, Schenectady, and Malta provide help to children and adults with challenges including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, school behavior difficulty, coping with loss, bullying, and suicidality.

    Read more

  • Coming Soon.

  • Short-Term Crisis Stabilization and Treatment is a short-term, community-based, 24/7/365 therapeutic treatment option for youth ages 12–17 experiencing acute stress or mental health or psychiatric crisis.

    Read more

    Your child, your team, one location

    Situated on Northern Rivers’ historic Albany campus, the Behavioral Health Care Center serves families whose children have complex behavioral health needs or who experience a mental health crisis, by bringing many of our existing services together under one roof. These services include screening, assessment, care management, crisis response, and treatment as needed, which allows us to better integrate our current behavioral health services with other critical forms of basic health and behavioral health care. [Infographic]

    The facility also replaces our existing Residential Treatment Facility (RTF), a New York State Office of Mental Health–licensed inpatient treatment program for children and adolescents. This new home for the RTF allows for more effective and intensive treatment interventions with enhanced community integration and family engagement that, as a result, supports children and youth to safely return to their homes and communities as soon as they are able to do so. [Brochure]

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    Resources

    National Alliance for Mental Illness
    Support, advocacy and education for families and caregivers
    http://www.nami.org/
    https://www.nami.org/

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    24-hour, toll free confidential hotline for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
    800-273-TALK (8255), http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    Coming Soon!

    School-Focused Behaviorist

    Dedicated professionals helping youth prepare for their best life.

    Michele Harrison
    School-Focused Behaviorist
    518.952.9032, ext. 1121

    For emergency situations,
    please contact the Mobile Crisis Services team immediately:
    518.292.5499

    As a member of the Mobile Crisis Services team, Northern Rivers’ school-focused behaviorist works with schools and other educational settings by providing support to students with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. Our behaviorist is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and provides services in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties for students age 4–21 who are experiencing repetitive behavioral and/or emotional episodes in the school setting.

    Services Provided

    Consultation and information: Telephone consultation and information is available to parents and school personnel working with children and adolescents who may be experiencing behavioral and/or emotional challenges in the school setting. The focus of the consultation can include clarifying the nature of the challenging behavior, identifying options for responding, providing recommendations for intervention, identifying community resources, making a referral to a service agency, and/or developing a prevention plan.

    Assessment and intervention: The school-focused behaviorist can conduct formal and informal assessments as needed, develop intervention plans, as well as add strategies and supports to an existing plan. Our behaviorist can also provide recommendations based on classroom observations and input from the student’s educational team.

    Collaboration and postintervention: The school-focused behaviorist works collaboratively with students, school personnel, families, and service providers to identify behaviors that impede academic achievement and to develop strategies and positive supports that promote success in the school setting. Our behaviorist is available to participate in planning meetings as well as provide information and follow up support as needed.

    Contact Information

    Parents, providers, or school professionals are all able to access these voluntary services. Our school-focused behaviorist will work with parents and school officials to obtain information and permission prior to observing a student.

    Behavioral Health Care Center

    Click on our tree of hope.

    Our experts provide personalized clinical, community support and services coordination designed to improve the health and overall wellbeing of youth in the community.

    Read more

    The Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) is an intensive residential treatment option licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to serve youth age 12–18 who have exhibited mental health symptoms with a pattern of psychiatric interventions and hospitalizations.

    Read more

    Our Mobile Crisis teams are rapid-response teams deployed in the community to help children, adolescents, adults, and families safely deal with behavioral health crisis situations.

    Read more

    Outpatient mental health facilities in Albany, Schenectady, and Malta provide help to children and adults with challenges including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, school behavior difficulty, coping with loss, bullying, and suicidality.

    Read more

    Coming Soon.

    Short-Term Crisis Stabilization and Treatment is a short-term, community-based, 24/7/365 therapeutic treatment option for youth ages 12–17 experiencing acute stress or mental health or psychiatric crisis.

    Read more

    • Our experts provide personalized clinical, community support and services coordination designed to improve the health and overall wellbeing of youth in the community.

      Read more

    • The Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) is an intensive residential treatment option licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to serve youth age 12–18 who have exhibited mental health symptoms with a pattern of psychiatric interventions and hospitalizations.

      Read more

    • Our Mobile Crisis teams are rapid-response teams deployed in the community to help children, adolescents, adults, and families safely deal with behavioral health crisis situations.

      Read more

    • Outpatient mental health facilities in Albany, Schenectady, and Malta provide help to children and adults with challenges including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, school behavior difficulty, coping with loss, bullying, and suicidality.

      Read more

    • Coming Soon.

    • Short-Term Crisis Stabilization and Treatment is a short-term, community-based, 24/7/365 therapeutic treatment option for youth ages 12–17 experiencing acute stress or mental health or psychiatric crisis.

      Read more

       
      Your child, your team, one location

      Situated on Northern Rivers’ historic Albany campus, the Behavioral Health Care Center serves families whose children have complex behavioral health needs or who experience a mental health crisis, by bringing many of our existing services together under one roof. These services include screening, assessment, care management, crisis response, and treatment as needed, which allows us to better integrate our current behavioral health services with other critical forms of basic health and behavioral health care. [Infographic]

      The facility also replaces our existing Residential Treatment Facility (RTF), a New York State Office of Mental Health–licensed inpatient treatment program for children and adolescents. This new home for the RTF allows for more effective and intensive treatment interventions with enhanced community integration and family engagement that, as a result, supports children and youth to safely return to their homes and communities as soon as they are able to do so. [Brochure]

      [Print]

      Meet the Home-Based Crisis Intervention Team

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      Meet the Mobile Crisis Team

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      Resources

      Videos of young people describing their experience with psychosis and receiving services from an OnTrackNY Program.
      https://ontrackny.org/Videos

      Members of the OnTrackNY team at Northern Rivers in Albany, N.Y., share their perspectives on psychosis, treatment, and recovery
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGjKNT9DaeI&feature=youtu.be

      Center for Practice Innovations, Columbia University
      Animated video explaining psychosis.
      https://vimeopro.com/user23094934/consumer-and-family-portal

      OnTrackNY Program

      Voices of Recovery videos
      24 brief clips featuring individuals speaking about their own or their loved ones experience with psychosis.
      https://vimeopro.com/user23094934/voices-of-recovery

      Access to OnTrackNY’s facebook page, blog, youth council updates and monthly newsletter
      https://ontrackny.org/Community

      Living Well with Schizophrenia
      Informational YouTube channel of a young person in recovery with schizoaffective disorder.
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENqBB_xNax3mLX_WGLf2Lg

      MindMapCT YouTube

      Video clips of young people sharing their stories about recovery with psychosis.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS6nLL0engk

      Education about psychosis and correcting myths about treatment
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzqU3JiThXI

      Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP), Yale School of Medicine
      Coping Guide: When Someone in Your Family Has Psychosis
      http://psychiatry.yale.edu/step/psychosis
      http://www.earlypsychosis.ca/files/documents/02-EPI-Coping_Booklet.pdf

      Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
      “A Siblings Guide to Psychosis” is a guide that provides information and support to teens and young adults who have a brother or sister experiencing psychosis.
      HTTP://reddeer.cmha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ASiblingsGuideToPsychosis.pdf

      Orygen Youth Health
      The website has a fact sheet on psychosis and young people.
      http://oyh.org.au/sites/oyh.org.au/files/factsheets/oyh_fs_psyc.pdf

      National Alliance for Mental Illness
      The organization offers support, advocacy, and education for families and caregivers.
      http://www.nami.org/

      Esmé Weigun Wang, author of “The Collected Schizophrenias”
      Wang discusses her essay collection and her own diagnosis
      https://psmag.com/ideas/esm%C3%A9-weijun-wang-on-her-new-book-the-collected-schizophrenias?fbclid=IwAR14XAb1Mrajz2tlCAnHwqaMqSDId2vKMHyYAWQHGhQMN9k8q5b1RuZ5wsI

      Hearing Voices Network
      An international network with fundamental belief that are many ways to understand the experience of voice hearing and other unusual or extreme states. There are also support groups across the United States.
      http://www.hearingvoicesusa.org/

      TED Talks

      Eleanor Longden, “The Voices in My Head”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syjEN3peCJw

      Cecilia McGough, a student diagnosed with schizophrenia, helps empower college students through the nonprofit Students with Schizophrenia
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbagFzcyNiM

      National Suicide Prevention Hotline
      The 24-hour, toll-free confidential hotline helps anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, 800.273.TALK (8255).
      http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

      Meet the OnTrackNY Team

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      Limited English Proficiency (LEP) of Language Assistance Services
      Northern Rivers will provide language assistance services, free of charge, when necessary to provide meaningful access to whose primary language is not English. Contact Quality Management at 518.426.2600.
      Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.  Llame Quality Management at 518.426.2600.
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