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Mental Health and Creativity: The Giving Gallery Artist Spotlight

By Amanda Lipp, CEO, and Founder of The Giving Gallery

Jacob Goodwin and Nolan Fansler are California-based artists who are raising awareness and funds for Mental Health America (MHA) through art on The Giving Gallery. They are passionate about sharing how their creative process relates to mental health.

The Giving Gallery is an online art gallery where artists can share their story and sell their work to support mental…

The Tragic Story of State Custodial Institutions


By Frank Proctor, Former MHA Board Chair (pictured left above with Joan Crawford and President Kennedy), and Phil Ryan, Former MHA CEO

From time to time, MHA invites guest blogs on issues of current discussion and debate. The following timely piece was co-authored by two former MHA executives. Please excuse their somewhat archaic language; these are their exact words, and we wanted their voices to remain authentic.


Youth Suicide Jumped 56 Percent in Ten Years—I was almost one of them


By Kelly Davis, Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a horrifying trend in youth and young adult mental health in the United States. Between 2007-2017, suicides among people ages 10-24 increased by 56 percent. These are not just numbers, but lives lost…

Student-driven solutions to mentally healthier campuses: MHA’s second annual CMHIC report


By Kelly Davis, Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America

My experience as a college student was similar to the stories I now hear from students across the country. I came to school with a significant history of mental health challenges and treatment, yet there was no plan or resources for a smooth transition. When I reached a crisis where I felt pressure to withdraw or even drop out of school, it…