Established in 1948

The Mission of ASCEND Mental Wellness is to encourage and assist individuals in discovering pathways to their optimal mental health and wellness, while supporting hope and awareness of well-being in our community.


Helping put the pieces in place by focusing on programs and services that meet our community’s mental health needs.


ASCEND is committed to listening to the voice of the service recipient, and to collaborating in creative ways with other service providers in the community.


We will work to expand the resources available to individuals and opportunities for personal development and growth.


ASCEND Mental Wellness continues to be a proud Affiliate of the Mental Health Association in New York State.  MHANYS’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and all communities in New York State by raising mental health awareness, ending stigma and discrimination, and promoting wellness and recovery.  In 2020, ASCEND Mental Wellness humbly received the MHA Bell Award with its inscription: “Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.” from MHANYS.

For more information about MHANYS or the MHA Bell please visit the MHANYS website:

ASCEND Mental Wellness is a proud member of fourteen leading health care providers (behavioral, addiction treatment, employment, housing, etc.) across seven rural Northern New York counties have teamed up to create Northwinds Integrated Health Network IPA, Inc. Northwinds Integrated Health Network IPA is designed to promote health, wellness, employment, housing, and social connection across northern New York.