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By Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America

“Mental Health America applauds the decision of the FCC order that 9-8-8 be established as a three-digit national, official suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline number by July 2022. Suicide rates have r…


By Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America

During the past seven years, the Crisis Text Line (CTL) has been an important tool in helping people experiencing mental health crises.

In recent weeks, CTL reported increases in demand for its services. Menta…


By Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America

Black lives matter.

We should not have to say that. But we must, because our nation has finally come to realize that racism has cost us too many lives for too long a time.

Why would Mental Health Ameri…


Alexandria, VA — This past week, Mental Health America (MHA) held its Annual Delegate Assembly and voted in four new national board members. MHA is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of mental health and business professionals, affiliate leaders, people with live…


Alexandria, VA - More than 88,000 additional people have developed anxiety or depression as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data released today by Mental Health America (MHA) from its online screening program.

In addition, more than 21,000 depression s…


The following statement can be attributed to Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America

"The inexcusable and violent death o…