Throughout the year ASCEND will have different events that we either host or take part in to help advocate and promote mental health, mental wellness, substance abuse and recovery, suicide prevention and more.

ASCEND Annual Mental Health Month Event


Held during Mental Health Month in May, this event is attended by ASCEND staff, clients, members, mental health professionals and community partners. It features speakers, award presentations to people and businesses within and outside of the mental health field who have positively influenced mental health.

Walter P. Reichert Award (2023) – Adirondack EAP


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.