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How Peer Specialists Can Support the Quadruple Aim


By Kelly Davis, MHA Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services

Health care is increasingly focused on the quadruple aim of better outcomes, lower costs, healthier populations, and happier providers. The drive to provide services that promote these goals means decisionmakers must be creative in supporting the people they…

A Walk on the Beach


By Joseph Gervasi, Board Member of MHA of Essex and Morris County

The forecasted weather motivated a change of plans that sent me and my wife south on the Garden State Parkway to salvage as much time as possible on the quiet Belmar beach before we were shut down for winter. As we combed the shoreline gathering shells that had washed up after the weekend's…

9 Women Thriving with Mental Health Conditions

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By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Associate Director of Digital Marketing

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is a day to celebrate women and we are highlighting women who are living in recovery with mental health conditions and choose to use their platforms to spread awareness.


The Door is Now Open for Parity


By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

Ever since the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was passed in 2008, Mental Health America has worked tirelessly with other advocates to make mental health parity a reality.

Unfortunately, during the last decade, parity has proven elusive. Public officials, insurers, and…

Why I Believe Full Recovery from an Eating Disorder is Possible

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By Colleen M. Werner

When I first started struggling with food and body image at eight years old, I was convinced it would be a lifelong struggle. My days were spent getting on and off a scale more times than anyone could imagine and counting out my cornflakes before I’d even think of eating them. I felt that I was destined to be bound by my…