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Number of people reporting anxiety and depression nationwide since start of pandemic hits all-time high in September, hitting young people hardest


ALEXANDRIA, VA Mental Health America (MHA) today released data from the online screening tool, MHAscreening.org, showing that the number of people reporting signs of anxiety and depression since the start of the pandemic hit an all-time high in September. The new data accompanies the release…

Big Data Initiative Launched to Address Emerging Mental Health Crisis and Flatten the Mental Illness Curve of the COVID-19 Pandemic


Alexandria, Va., and Deerfield, Ill. — Mental Health America (MHA), along with Lundbeck, announce the launch of a groundbreaking new initiative that will apply analytics on the data set created from MHA’s extensive mental health screenings, plus publicly available data sets, to find mental health hotspots and address the rapidly escalating mental health impacts emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental Illness Awareness Week: As mental health issues increase nationwide, Mental Health America raises awareness through 7 Days, 7 Ways campaign


ALEXANDRIA, VA – As mental health issues increase at an alarming rate across the country,  Mental Health America (MHA) is kicking off a 7 Days, 7 Ways (#7Days7Ways) awareness campaign as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4-10, sending a clear message about getting people the right support – early on.

“We are in the midst of a nationwide…

Mental Health America and Hot Topic Foundation team up to call attention to mental health for Mental Notes virtual concert


ALEXANDRIA, VA  Mental Health America (MHA) was selected by the Hot Topic Foundation (HTF), the charitable arm of specialty retailer Hot Topic, as the sole beneficiary of the…

Mental Health America Reports a Strong Connection between Chronic Pain and Untreated Mental Health Challenges


There is a strong connection between the experience of chronic pain and common mental health conditions, according to a new report released today by Mental Health America (MHA)  entitled “Early, Equitable, and Trauma Responsive Care for Chronic Pain and Mental Health.”  

MHA’s President and CEO Paul Gionfriddo noted that “the connection between chronic pain and mental health conditions is very real. And in a disturbingly high percentage of cases…

Nearly 390,000 excess depression and anxiety screenings since start of pandemic, according to Mental Health America online screening program


ALEXANDRIA, VA – Mental Health America today released the August results from its online mental health screening program, …