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MHA Releases Back-to-School Toolkit for the 2019-2020 School Year

In recognition of the challenges a new school year presents for children and adolescents, Mental Health America (MHA) is providing new resources on student mental health (…

Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO, Regarding Donald Trump’s Recent Comments on Mental Illness

"Yesterday, President Trump suggested once again that the solution to violence in America is to put more people with mental illnesses into institutions. There are so many flaws in this logic.

"First, hate is not a mental illness. And people who…

MHA Joins Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation for Launch of Second Annual “21 Days to be Kind” Challenge

Alexandria, VA – Today, Mental Health America (MHA) joined Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation for its second annual 21 Days to Be Kind Challenge to encourage young people,…

Chiming In Blog

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO The Mental Health America community lost a friend, a mentor, a fierce advocate, and a family member when we lost Rusty Selix to ALS this week. The accolades have poured in from many individuals and organizations…

By Caren Howard, MHA Advocacy Manager Medicaid Anniversary Fifty-four years ago, on July 30, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Amendments Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid public health insurance programs.…

By Ruben Cantu and Dana Fields-Johnson, Prevention Institute The International District of Albuquerque, New Mexico is a majority Latino neighborhood that vibrates with life. It’s a hub of family-owned bakeries, restaurants, and shops that showcase the…