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Yet Again

By: Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO

The shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida hit close to home for me. Literally. It is about forty miles from my home in Lake Worth; ironically, this is about the same distance the Sandy Hook shooting was from my former home in Middletown, Connecticut. 

Biden Foundation Seeks to Change Culture of Mental Health

By Rory Brosius, Advisor for Military Families at the Biden Foundation


Photo: Tinatin Thorp on behalf of Give an Hour, Taken from Biden Foundation 

The Importance of Mental Health During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Kelly Davis, Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and any conversation about sexual trauma should include its impact on mental health.

How Georgetown University is Addressing High Costs in College Mental Health Care

By Kenna Chick, Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Member, Georgetown University

I met Elizabeth* after she set up an appointment with the Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Dating in the Internet World with Mental Illness

By Mike Thornsbury, MHA Board Member

Dating is tough.

It’s hard to find someone you click with, but it is even harder when you have an illness. A mental illness.

And online dating? Well, that brings up its own set of difficulties because when you meet someone online you aren’t really talking to them.

10 Songs That Helped People Living in Recovery

By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Digital Marketing Manager

Sometimes we don’t have the right words to communicate how we’re feeling, and it can be frustrating trying to explain to someone exactly what is going on.

This is where music comes in.

5 Things To Do When the Holidays Aren't Exactly Uplifting

By Danielle Fritze, MHA Senior Director of Public Education & Visual Communications

For many people, the holidays conjure up a Norman Rockwell-esque mental picture of people gathered to enjoy food, friends, and family, accompanied by feelings of love, warmth, and excitement.

But for others, the holidays can cause them to feel anxious or depressed despite all the decorations and festivities.

America’s Youth is in Crisis – Here’s How You Can Help

By Theresa Nguyen, MHA Vice President of Policy and Programs

Over ten years ago, I started working with teenagers and adults who struggled with mental health problems.

Working with individuals and families, I witnessed how exhausting and persistent the struggle against mental illnesses is.

What I Learned About People Through Mental Health Screens

By Madeline Halpern, MHA National Policy and Programs Analyst

Before I started working at Mental Health America (MHA), I had almost no experience with mental health screening.

My only interaction had been the one time my doctor screened me for depression and then gave me a prescription for antidepressants.

Me Against the World: When Your Favorite Holiday Perpetuates Stigma

By Jennifer Cheang, MHA National Digital Marketing Manager

Mental Health America (MHA) recently received an important question on our Facebook page:

“Our local Air Force Base has a Haunted Asylum planned for Halloween. It is a HUGE & popular attraction each year. What do you suggest we do to bring awareness to the stigma that this attraction promotes?”

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