Welcome to MYCS’s Media Center. Here you will be able to find short, current videos of events, and life, around MYCS and the services we provide. On the other pages in this section, you will be able to see News and Events of the role of mental health throughout the Mon Valley, and visit the Director’s Blog for another take on the services provided. If you are a reporter, or involved with the press, please be sure to visit our Press Room for official titles and more.
MYCS Provides Prevention Education. Look at all the good that came from eating ice cream! Last summer, OC Treat N Eat in Port Vue sponsored a fund raiser to support drug and alcohol resistance education at South Allegheny Middle School. The money raised was used to provide prevention education through the expertise of the Mon Yough Community Services staff. Mon Yough also found a matching funds grant which doubled the amount of services we were able to offer the students. This month, a slogan contest was held and 7th-grader Luke Riley came up with the winning slogan, “What has it done for you?” He was awarded a $25 Game Stop gift card and his slogan will go on wrist bands and t-shirts for the middle school students.
Through the LensThrough the Lens: In Our Own Voice, a PhotoVoice Project by MYCS consumers, was the first art exhibit to be held at Angora Gardens. On November 14, consumers were on hand to display their photos and answer any questions the public might have. Developed by Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, PhotoVoice gives individuals the opportunity to express, communicate and define their experiences, strengths and opinions through the lens of a camera. With the aid of MYCS staff, the photos were professionally framed. They made for an impressive showing at the exhibit. Consumers provided comments on their endeavors. With such a successful event behind them, discussions are underway for similar future events. In addition to framed works, the consumers created a book containing the photos and verses. The hardbound book is available for purchase; call Beth at 412-346-9739 or Cecelia at 412-675-8462. Consider it as a present for someone you know who may be emotionally struggling.
Part of the Community Direct Support Professionals make a difference! Watch this one minute video to see how they help.
Consumer’s Corner This section is dedicated to showcasing our consumers and their achievements. All of the materials shown were created and designed by our consumers. Introducing “Frosty the Workman” Our Vocational Services Department recently participated in McKeesport’s Annual “Festival of Trees” held at Renzie Park. Due to our consumers’ creative efforts, they won a 3rd place ribbon for “Adult Creative.” If you look closely our consumers made sure that each of our Vocational Services Department’s programs were incorporated. Our snowman is holding mail, wearing work boots, and holding a broom. Congratulations to all of our consumers in our Vocational Department! Recovery Quilt Over the last year our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Group has worked diligently to create a recovery quilt to represent their journey here at MYCS. This quilt, along with four poems that were written to go along with it, embodies what recovery means to them. Each element was handmade and created. Our recovery quilt is located at our Resource Center, 236 5th Avenue, McKeesport, PA. Rehab Services Fall NewsletterRehab Services September/October NewsletterRehab Services Artwork Collection