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Thank you, Rusty Selix


By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

The Mental Health America community lost a friend, a mentor, a fierce advocate, and a family member when we lost Rusty Selix to ALS this week.

The accolades have poured in from many individuals and organizations who he touched during his productive life. They’ve cited his contributions to MHA in its California affiliates, to NCBH and its California association, to the Steinberg…

Medicaid's 54th Birthday


By Caren Howard, MHA Advocacy Manager

Medicaid Anniversary

Fifty-four years ago, on July 30, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Amendments Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid public health insurance programs. The bill was…

To Improve Mental Health, We Need To Take On Social and Racial Injustice

BIPOC mental health

By Ruben Cantu and Dana Fields-Johnson, Prevention Institute

The International District of Albuquerque, New Mexico is a majority Latino neighborhood that vibrates with life. It’s a hub of family-owned bakeries, restaurants, and shops that showcase the distinct origin stories of its inhabitants. But the community also faces challenges that have created high levels of economic and other kinds of stress for residents, which have…