2013 Annual Conference: Why Wellness Works
Our 2013 Annual Conference, Why Wellness Works: Breakthroughs and Pathways to Whole Health, will take place June 5 - 8, 2013. The conference will examine where we stand and where we are headed in implementing wellness strategies within our communities. This conference will showcase the mental and physical benefits of living healthy lifestyles for both people living with and without mental health and co-occurring disorders.
Attendees will learn about cutting edge approaches, policy initiatives, programs and tools from across the United States related to whole health and wellness to use in the places we live, learn, and work.
Join us in National Harbor, Maryland at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center – just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. and Old Town Alexandria – the capital region’s most exciting waterfront entertainment destination.
May is Mental Health Month
For more than 60 years, Mental Health America and our affiliates have led the observance of May is Mental HealthMonth.
This year’s theme is Pathways to Wellness.
Wellness is essential to living a full and productive life. It’s both about keeping and getting healthy. Wellness involves adopting skills and strategies to prevent the onset or shorten the duration of illness.
This year’s features include:
Mental Health America's Advocacy Network is a powerful voice for change that is made up of thousands of individuals nationwide who take an active role in protecting America's mental health through legislative advocacy. TAKE ACTION!
Latest Alert: Help Make Parity a Reality: Tell Your Story
Mental Health America's Regional Policy Council (RPC), which is made up of affiliate policy leaders from around the country, strengthens our advocacy work at the state and federal levels on parity implementation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other vital issues.
This year, the RPC is expanding its work monitoring implementation of health reform through four issues forums on the ACA and mental health issues. The inaugural forum was held on March 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. To read a summary of the forum and view slides, click here.
For more information and resources on local, state and federal mental health policy and advocacy issues, including webinars and fact sheets, visit the Advocacy page and click on your area of interest.
Find an Affiliate
With our 240 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation—everyday and in times of crisis. Our Affiliates provide:
Direct access to a broad range of self-help and professional recovery support for people facing mental health challenges.
Housing and supported employment for adults with severe mental illnesses or referrals to services.
Easy access to comprehensive mental health screenings which enable individuals to identify a need for help.
Find your local affiliate...
With over a century of advocacy, public education, and the delivery of programs and services, Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.
Mental Health America invites you to join us for our first annual "A Night in the Limelight" benefit.
Donate to support the work of Mental Health America and get access to the world renowned CBT program for depression and anxiety, Beating the Blues. Made available courtesy of U Squared Interactive.
Join us from June 5 - 8, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort for our 2013 Annual Conference: Why Wellness Works.