Mental Health America


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Mental Health America

A non-profit citizens’ organisation dedicated to legislative advocacy for those with mental disorders.

Services
Public education, prevention of abuse and family problems, sponsorship of parent support groups.
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"Mental Health America is pleased to partner with AAOA," said Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of MHA.
"We're proud to know that the tools and services we're offering, along with Mental Health America and its community-based resources and screening program, are enabling more people to seek answers or help.
Nevada was 51st in the adult measures and in access to care, Arkansas ranked 51st in the child measures, and Oregon was 51st in the prevalence ranking, noted Mental Health America, which also gave a ranking to the District of Columbia.
According to the latest study on access to specialty care provided by Mental Health America Nevada ranks 51st, the very lowest, when Washington DC is included (Counts, Davis, Fritze, & Nguyen 2016).
As a result, 57% of adults with mental illness receive no treatment, a statistic that climbs as high as 70% in some states, per a Mental Health America study.
This month, South Lane Mental Health is joining a variety of partners - including Mental Health America, a nationwide community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans - in emphasizing the importance of speaking up about mental health.
For more than 65 years, Mental Health America (MHA) and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings.
"Fifty percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14," according to Mental Health America (MHA).
Mental health America multi state initiative: Eliminating behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations in rural communities.
Through partnerships with Corizon, Mental Health America of Indiana and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Indiana, IDOC has established a comprehensive Certified Treatment Specialist training program designed to increase the knowledge and skills needed to work with this population.
At Mental Health America, on 5th and Elm, the laundry machines work continually.
Funding for behavioral health programs has plummeted, with states slashing budgets by a combined $4 billion in a four-year span ending in 2012, according to Mental Health America. This at a time when we are in full-blown crisis.

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