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About Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of our current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process. Learn more about who we are.
MHA Affiliates: In Your Community
MHA has an established record of effective national and grassroots advocacy and achievement. With over 200 affiliates in 41 states, 6,500 affiliate staff and over 10,000 volunteers, we are a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation. Find your local affiliate and learn more about their work.
Our Programs & Initiatives
Our programs and initiatives fulfill our mission of promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. Learn how we are advocating for changes in policy and educating the public about mental health and wellness.
The Mental Health Bell
Cast from the shackles and chains that used to bind people with mental illnesses, the Mental Health Bell rings out hope for victory over mental illness. It also represents hope for the future. Ring the Bell.