About Mental Health America
Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthy lives. With more than 300 local and state affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who support mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation-every day and in times of crisis.
For 100 years, Mental Health America (formerly, the National Mental Health Association) has been dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental and substance use conditions through advocacy, education, research and service. We want all people to understand how to protect and improve their mental health and to know when to seek help for themselves or someone close to them.
Mental Health America's public education campaigns extend the work of our affiliates to reach millions of people in communities, neighborhoods and families nationwide. Through printed materials, Web site content, community outreach programs and local and national educational efforts, we address issues vital to the well-being of all Americans. Ultimately, our goal is to help Americans understand that all people can promote and protect the vital asset of their mental health.
Hundreds of thousands of people every year are personally helped using Mental Health America's tools and resources. Our call center staff helps consumers navigate community resources, helping them find affordable treatment, crisis services, support groups, housing, financial and legal help and employment and education assistance. Our Web site at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/ connects mental health consumers, advocates, staff and the general public to all of Mental Health America's programs and resources. Our publications provide another avenue of information to consumers, family members and others to promote mental wellness and help them understand and cope with a variety of conditions and disorders that impact mental health.
Mental Health America works to break down obstacles to seeking treatment, and we offer people with mental and substance use conditions tools to promote their own recovery. We are also working to make sure that the voices of mental health consumers are included in the development and implementation of health care quality improvements in the United States.
Mental Health America's Advocacy Network creates a powerful voice for change in legislatures nationwide. These individuals take an active role in protecting America's mental health on issues like equal access to care, federal funding, treatment and prevention.
We are Mental Health America. We are consumers, family members, care providers and caring neighbors working for the best lives possible for all Americans. We are 100 years of service, education and advocacy.