ASCEND works to elevate awareness of mental health through special events and activities. Some projects/events are one-time-only and a collaboration among many community partners, such as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – North Country, Liberty House, and the Behavioral Health Department of the Glens Falls Hospital.  Other activities are scheduled annually to raise funds for existing programs in addition to awareness.  Building the best event requires sponsorships from corporate partnerships, local small business, and community partners.


Continuity of support enhances community awareness and connection to mental health activities… and those in the community who support them.

Walter P. Reichert Award (2023) – Adirondack EAP from 75th Diamond Jubilee ASCEND Community Awards.


Our Hope Tree in Glens Falls City Park, during Mental Health Month we write inspiring messages of hope and positivity to raise awareness.


Dorothea Dix Award (2023) – Chris Lyons, CEO of AIM Services Inc. from 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee ASCEND Community Awards. 


Upcoming Events

Every May, we hold our Annual Mental Health Month event this attended by ASCEND staff, clients, members, mental health professionals, community partners and people from the communities we serve. It features speakers, award presentations to people and businesses within and outside of the mental health field who have positively influenced mental health.

2024 Annual Community Awards

Thursday, May 9th

4PM – 5PM

Heritage Hall – Cool Insuring Arena

1 Civic Plaza, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with a special focus on youth mental health and wellness. We will honor our award recipients for the Dorothea Dix Community Service Award and the Walter P. Reichert Award.

(Winners to be announced).

We will have a guest speaker Glenn Liebman, the CEO of the Mental Health Association of New York State.

Lite refreshments and drinks (soda, water, coffee & tea) will be served.


We hope you will kick off Mental Health Awareness Month with us celebrating the importance of mental well-being for all!


Reserve your spot today!

ASCEND – Hope Tree Celebration

Friday, May 10th

11AM – 12PM

City Park, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Join us in celebrating Mental Health Month at our Hope Tree in City Park for a walk around the park and to write inspiring messages of hope and positivity to raise awareness.
Together let’s celebrate the significance of mental well-being for everyone in our communities, and ourselves.

Warren Washington Counties – Brainstorm


Wednesday, May 29th

10AM – 1PM

(Community Partner Event)

City Park, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Mental Health Needs Community Support

If you have any questions or would like more information on our events please reach out to our communications coordinator, Michele Morehouse via email or by phone (518) 747-2284 ext. 229