Phone: (607) 771-8888 Fax: (607) 771-8892


The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier has relocated to our new headquarters at 47 Broad Avenue, Binghamton. Stop by and visit us at our new location!

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.

If you need help, or just someone to talk to, call our warm line at 607-240-7291

Office Hours: Mon-Thursday: 8:30-4:30 Friday: 8:30-4:00

The Beacon Drop-In Center is now located at Fairview United Methodist Church, 254 Robinson Street, Binghamton.

Beacon Drop-in hours:: Saturday 12-8pm & Sunday 1-8pm.


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Our mission is to enhance the lives of all residents in our community by improving the quality of mental health and wellness through advocacy, education, and support.


  • Mental illness affects 1 in 4 American families each year.
  • An estimated 27 million adults and 7.5 million children and adolescents in our nation have been diagnosed with a mental illness, outnumbering those with cancer, heart and lung disease combined.
  • Despite an encouraging rate of success in treating those with mental illnesses, only one in five people who need services actually seek professional help. They lack information to help them recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of mental illness and are unaware and confused about available treatment.

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Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, September 12 Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (more info below)
Thursday, September 13

Mental Health First Aid Training

(more info below)

Saturday, September 15 Wings of Hope 5K Run/Walk
Thursday, September 20 Men Who Cook
Wednesday, October 10 Mental Health First Aid Training (more info below)
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Mental Health First Aid Training and Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

We will be offering Mental Health First Aid Training and Youth Mental Health First Aid Training in September and October. The September classes will be at a subsidized rate of $25 per person thanks to funds received from Rock Against Suicide and Wings of Hope (MHFA) and DIFD and the Binghamton Pond Festival (YMHFA). October’s training will be at the full cost of $90 each pp, $67.50 for non-profits, $45 for students. Groups of 10 or more, please contact Joanne Weir at 607-771-8888 x336 to discuss options.

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The Mental Health Association
of the Southern Tier

47 Broad Avenue
Binghamton NY 13904

Telephone: (607) 771-8888
FAX: (607) 771-8892


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