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CEOs from Mental Health America and 14 Top Mental Health Organizations Join Together to Prioritize Response to Nation’s Escalating Mental Health Crisis


Washington, D.C. – The chief executives of the nation’s 14 leading mental health advocacy organizations and professional associations today announced the formation of a unified coalition with a common vision in response to the nation’s mental health crisis.  

“The CEOs of many of the major mental health organizations in the nation affirmed our collective commitment to the mental health of the nation and a…

Mental Health America Launches Search for President and CEO


ALEXANDRIA, VA – Mental Health America (MHA) has announced that President and CEO Paul Gionfriddo will retire in July 2021, after seven years of service to MHA. The board of directors has initiated a search for a new executive and has engaged the services of Sterling Martin Associates to support the selection and transition process. 

Before coming to MHA, Gionfriddo worked in a variety of health and mental-health…

New report calls on leaders to improve youth mental health services by listening to young people


ALEXANDRIA, VA – new report released today by …

Covid’s Intensifying Impact on Kids’ Mental Health Prompts Experts to Create a Policy Guide for Parents, Policymakers


OAKLAND, CA & ALEXANDRIA, VA –– Parents are ending the year much the same way they started it: Worrying about their children’s mental health as they prepare for months of isolated learning. Adding to the list of resources already available to parents, Well Being Trust, Mental Health America, and California Children’s Trust today released Coverage of…

Pandemic is taking a dangerous toll on the mental health of frontline healthcare workers


ALEXANDRIA, VA – As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the nation at a record-breaking speed and hospitals become overwhelmed, the pandemic is taking a dangerous toll on the mental health of frontline healthcare workers, according to a new survey conducted by Mental Health America (MHA) with funding from the…

National Coalition Calls for Creating New White House-led Focus on Children and Youth


WASHINGTON – More than 350 leaders and organizations across the United States have joined forces to call on President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to establish a new Office on Children and Youth in the executive branch. The urging for…