MHAST is a private non-profit organization founded in 1927 and is the oldest continuously operating Mental Health Association in New York State. MHAST is a United Way agency and an affiliate of the National and New York State Mental Health Associations and we are one of 300 Mental Health Associations nationwide.
Our organization is devoted to enhancing the lives of ALL community residents by improving their mental health and wellness. Our goals are achieved through advocacy services, educational presentations, prevention programs, information, and resource referrals. The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, Inc. helps unite recipients of mental health services and their families with mental health professionals, service providers and advocates to create collaborations, generate action, and combat the devastating stigma of mental illness.