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By Therese J. Borchard, Senior Editor at HealthCentral

Of the 7 percent of U.S. adults that experience major depressive disorder each year, only a third seek or receive treatment. Confusion still exists...

By Ellen McGeoch, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at NeuroFlow

Public sentiment around mental health is nearing a crescendo. With celebrity advocates and professional athletes rallying around the cause, we are finally able to marry decades of research with reality.

This has allowed for dozens of dedicated clinical researchers, including leaders at the ...

By Caren Howard, MHA Advocacy Manager, Nathaniel Counts, MHA Senior Policy Director, and Debbie Plotnick, MHA Vice President of Mental Health & Systems Advocacy

Yesterday, on World Mental Health Day, the Senate voted on S. J. Res. 63, Senator Tammy Baldwin’s resolution of disapproval of short-term, limited-...

By Christine Williams, MA, Communications at Prevention Institute

Our environment directly affects mental health.
We know that our environment directly impacts our mental health. And yet, when we talk about mental health, we usually focus on how to treat individuals rather than how to design community environments (i.e. roads, safe parks, job opportunities, and quality, affordable housing) for optimal mental health....

By Caren Howard, MHA Advocacy Manager, and Nathaniel Counts, MHA Senior Policy Director

On this day ten years ago, President Bush signed into law the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, also known...

By Nathaniel Counts, MHA Senior Policy Director, and Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

The average rate of depression remission at twelve months for people not receiving any mental health treatment in this country is 53 percent. But in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), it’s only 9 percent. Mental Health America (MHA) wants to know why.

ACOs were the first big innovation in the value-based payment movement. Here’s how...

By Taylor Adams, MHA Programs and Operations Manager

(Trigger warning: death, suicide)

Indulging in celebrity and popular culture has long been my coping strategy to escape daily stressors. Not only do I enjoy mindlessly skimming the latest celebrity gossip, but I greatly admire the actors and musicians who create the movies and music I lose myself in after a long day.

Celebrities are often expected to meet a high standard of...

By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Digital Marketing Manager

Research indicates that those who consistently help other people experience less depression, greater calm, fewer pains and better health. They may even live longer.

Inspired by the idea that doing something for 21 consecutive days can help turn it into a habit, our partner...

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

Mental Health America (MHA) is proud to announce the members of its 2018-2019 Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC). CMHIC is dedicated to highlighting students who have created programs that fill gaps in traditional services and supports on their campuses.

This year’s CMHIC is made up of 10 ...

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

Depression costs over $51 billion in absenteeism and lost productivity at work in the United States and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is the leading cause of disability worldwide.[1][2] Both in a business sense and a human sense, many of our workplaces are failing to promote wellbeing and support people living with depression.

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