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MHA Statement on Dr. McCance-Katz

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By: Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO

*This statement was also sent as a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee

As President and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), the nation’s oldest mental health advocacy organization, I am writing in support of Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health…

13 Resources for “13 Reasons Why” Conversations

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By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO


On Wednesday, May 3rd, five Mental Health America staff people held an honest, hour-long Facebook live conversation about the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why,” about suicide, and about suicide…

Three Keys to Safe Prescription Drug Use

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By Ken Majkowski, Pharm.D and Chief Pharmacy Officer at FamilyWize

Taking medication to support and improve one’s mental health is very common. Researchers from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices found that more than 40 million U.S. adults reported filling…

Time to Move Forward with a True Medicaid Reform


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

Medicaid is an expensive program.  For elders in nursing homes, for adults with chronic conditions, and for children with health care needs, it is also a life-saving…

'13 Reasons Why`: Live Event Summary & Resources

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By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Digital Marketing Manager and America Paredes, MHA Senior Director of Partnerships and Community Outreach

Thank you all for joining us on a frank and honest discussion on your thoughts on media portrayal,…

The Risks of Exercise: Too Little and Too Much May Affect Psychological Health

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By Timothy Neal, MS, AT, ATC, CCISM, NATA Liaison to Mental Health America, Assistant Professor & Program Director of Athletic Training, Concordia University Ann Arbor

Life is full of risks. Choices are made all day long, some of which place or remove one from risk. It seems as if…

Are You At Risk for an Eating Disorder?

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By Lauren Smolar, Director of Helpline Services at the National Eating Disorders Association

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of…

Fast Girl: Suzy's Story

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By Suzy Favor Hamilton, Three Time Olympian and Mental Health Advocate

Some people know me as a 3-time Olympian in track and field. And while my athletic journey began in my youth, my personal journey with mental…

The Basics of Hoarding - Is it all about acquiring?

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By David Bain, CUCB Program Specialist at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco

Hoarding disorder is difficult for a lot of people to understand. Most adults can relate to depression because of…

Sex Addiction, Porn, and Problematic Sexual Behavior

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By Leah Briick, Executive Director and David Lewis, Board Member, Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)

In today’s world, sex addiction has become a term that is often seen in the media or discussed in…