Established in 1927, the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier Inc. (MHAST) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in downtown Binghamton, New York. Through our affiliation with the New York State and National, Mental Health Associations we are one of 240 Mental Health Associations in operation nationwide. MHAST is the oldest, continuously operating Mental Health Association affiliate in New York State.
Enhancing our efforts to break down the stigma of mental illness, our programs are designed to raise public awareness and improve the mental wellness of our community. Our goals are achieved through advocacy services, educational presentations, prevention programs, information/resources referrals and community-based support services. MHAST believes in recovery from mental illness and further believes consumer- and family- focused programs and services are essential elements in the recovery process. – less