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6 Major Takeaways from MHA’s 2020 Screening Data

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By Whitney Ball, Associate Director of Marketing and Outreach at Mental Health America

It is safe to say that 2020 was quite a year! We faced a global pandemic, racial unrest, and a volatile election year, all while trying to cope with our everyday responsibilities and stresses. Our mental health did not go unscathed. Last year alone, nearly 2.5 million people

Communities are taking the journey to mental wellbeing

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By Ruben Cantu and Christine Williams, The Prevention Institute

Five years ago, a diverse group of community-based coalitions in neighborhoods across the country began to explore how they might better support mental health and wellbeing for boys and men of color and for military service members, veterans, and their families. These

coalitions from cities like Honolulu, Boston, and New Orleans and rural areas in states like…

Confronting Barriers and Systemic Racism to Address Mental Health Among Black Youth

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By Erlanger Turner, Ph.D., Executive Director, Therapy for Black Kids and Nekolas Milton, M.S., Doctoral Student at the University of San Francisco

Historically, seeking therapy in the Black community has been a taboo subject. Due to more conversations on social media, celebrities disclosing their own mental health, and more Black professionals entering the field, we have seen the…

Mental Health America Turns 112: A Hopeful Birthday

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By Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO

Mental Health America (MHA) is celebrating its 112th birthday. There were times in our history when we could not have imagined getting to this day. But not only are we still here, we find ourselves emerging from one of the most consequential years in our history.

That is worth more reflection. But first think about who we were in 1909 when MHA was founded by a…

Love Milestones and the Inevitable Roadblocks

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By Morgane Freeman, Marketer/Podcaster/Mental Health Advocate

We all have an age in our heads when we know we will supposedly have our life together. That is the age when we will have the job we always wanted, the home of our dreams, the earth-shatter romance, etc. (Mine is 35, which is just four years away.) As we strive to reach these milestones, there will inevitably be some roadblocks hindering the journey.…

5 Things Employers Need to Know from the Mind the Workplace 2021 Report

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by Taylor Adams, Director of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) recently released its Mind the Workplace 2021 Report to better understand the mental health challenges that employees across company size and industry have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, MHA…

How Employees Can Advocate for Better Workplace Mental Health

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By Taylor Adams, Director of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) recently released its Mind the Workplace 2021 Report to highlight the mental health challenges that employees across company size and industry have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The…