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Our Mission

Mental Health America advances the mental health and well-being of all people living in the U.S. through public education, research, advocacy and public policy, and direct service.



About Mental Health America

Mental Health America is the nation's leading national nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of mental health, well-being, and illness prevention. Our work is informed, designed, and led by the lived experience of those most affected.

Operating nationally and in communities across the country, Mental Health America advocates for closing the mental health equity gap while increasing nationwide awareness and understanding through public education, direct services, tools, and research. Our annual State of Mental Health in America report is among the most widely respected health reports in the nation. 

The new future of whole person health, healing, and flourishing

At Mental Health America, we're not just dreaming of a better future—we're shaping it.

MHA aims to break free of existing limitations in our thinking and approach. We intend to think beyond short-term constraints, misaligned incentives, and policy-making cycles—and ask ourselves how we would design a person-centered system with a focus on all aspects of health and healing.

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Next Gen Prevention: Our Strategic Plan

Mental Health America remains focused on next generation prevention (Next Gen): on the health and well-being of future generations, on systemic reforms, and on embracing new frontiers of science.

Our work remains guided by the voices and wisdom of lived experience and the needs of the next generation.

Learn more about our six strategic focus areas

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

Mental Health America is committed to advancing an anti-racist agenda and promoting health equity. We affirm the importance of mental health advocacy and recognize that racial injustice has caused trauma and harm to minoritized communities. We acknowledge that combating racism and inequity is an ongoing commitment. The impact of economic, clinical, and environmental disparities, including diverse linguistic needs, may hinder the opportunity to access and receive quality and equitable mental health care and services. Thus, we remain devoted to addressing discrimination, stigma, and other social and moral determinants of health, leading by example and educating our affiliates and communities. Together, we stand united in support of racial justice and the intersection of mental health, and the well-being of humanity.

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What We Do

Community Education and Engagement

We create access to information that supports peoples' mental health and well-being, with an understanding that our mental health changes and evolves over our lifetimes. 

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Mental Health Screening and Research

Our research focuses on elevating the stories and experiences of people affected by mental illness.

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Advocacy and Public Policy

We make policy recommendations that promote mental illness prevention, early intervention, and integrated care.

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Workplace Resources

We offer mental health screenings for thousands of individuals every year and support organizations in prioritizing the mental health and well-being of their employees. 

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Youth Programs and Peer Leadership

Our youth programs promote young leaders and the unique ways they are driving change for their peers. We work with youth to change policy and create structures to support mental health at all ages.

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Information and Referral Services

We provide as-needed consultations for organizations promoting mental health through our information and referral services, and our Affiliate Network provides direct service to communities across the nation.

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Get to Know Us

Our programs and initiatives fulfill our mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. Learn more about our team and organization.

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