Privacy Policy

Website Disclaimer. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Mental Health Association (MHANC). While the information contained within this website is periodically updated, MHANC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, timeliness or availability with respect to the website or the information, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any trust the User places on this information is therefore strictly at their own risk. In addition, website content is subject to change without notice to the User.

Privacy Statement. The Mental Health Association of Nassau County (MHANC) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust and accordingly maintains the following privacy policy to protect any personal identifiable information you may provide while visiting our website. Please note as MHANC adds more features and services to the site and as new laws regarding the use of the internet develop, we may update this privacy policy.

What is Personally identifiable information? Information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number or email address.

What Information We Collect. You are not required to share personally identifiable information in order to use MHANC’s website.  You can view most portions of MHANC’s website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personally identifiable information. Using commercially available statistical reporting software, MHANC monitors trends and tracks general demographic information of visitors, their movement and click-through behavior. This information is never personally identifiable, and is solely used to help us better understand site usage patterns as well as the types of content and information that may help improve your experience on our site. We gather personally identifiable information when you make a donation to MHANC online, and when you request additional information from us to be delivered electronically or via mail.

Computer Tracking and Cookies. Our website is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by its visitors.  Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our site.  This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web Server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. MHANC may use non-identifying cookies to provide easier site navigation and access to forms.  You can still use MHANC site if your browser is set to reject cookies.  Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you.

How Your Information Is Not Shared. MHANC never shares its mailing list with any business or organization for solicitation purposes. We never collect personally identifiable information without your express permission and we never collect information beyond that which is absolutely necessary to take the requested action.

How We Use Personally Identifiable Information. We use the personally identifiable information you give us to process your requests for information, and to process donations you make via secure credit card forms on our website. When you make an online donation to MHANC, we will acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes electronically and/or via mail. We also use personally identifiable information you give us when you agree to be included on MHANC’s mailing list. If you subsequently change your mind about being on our mailing list, we will immediately honor your removal request. Please email to be removed from the mailing list.

Links. As a convenience to those who visits our website, MHANC may provide links to third-party websites. The expectation is that these sites provide users with current, relevant information in a responsible manner. However, the linked sites are not under the control of MHANC, and therefore, MHANC makes no representation and is not responsible for the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any sites to which we may provide links.

Email You Send to MHANC. If you choose to correspond with MHANC through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone. Any email we receive is read only by those individuals who are essential to answering the question(s) presented. As a general rule, you should never send personal health, financial or other sensitive information via email. Disclosure to Third Parties Personally identifiable data can only be accessed by authorized MHANC personnel. We preserve the confidentiality, security and integrity of that information. We never share, sell, transfer or disclose personal information to third parties.


Nearly 1 in 5 adults, more than 18%, in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.

5-6% of American adults have a serious mental illness; about 2% have disorders that are long-term and disabling, contributing to very high rates of unemployment and poor living conditions.

More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses.

20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year: 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.

There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction in 2011, excluding tobacco.

Over 3 million people in 2011 received treatment for their addiction.

The Long Island Coalition estimated that there are approximately 3,000 homeless people in Nassau County and 64 of them are living on the streets.

30-40% of homeless adults and 15-20% of people in jails and prisons in the United States have a serious mental illness. This is often accompanied by substance abuse problems in both these populations.

As many as 10% of children have a serious emotional disturbance, contributing to school failure and other serious problems.

Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children in the US have autism.

As the number of older adults doubles over the next two decades so will the number of older adults with mental disordersThis includes 5.5 million older adults who currently have Alzheimer’s disorder or other dementia. Without advances in prevention, this will rise to 11 million older adults with dementia by 2050.

11 to 20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom) have been diagnosed with PTSD.

30% of soldiers develop mental problems within 3 to 4 months of being home.

Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (aka PTSD, an anxiety disorder that follows experiencing a traumatic event) are the most common mental health problems faced by returning troops.