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Chris Wood, Rainn Wilson, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonia Gentry to Headline Youth Mental Health Summit Presented By Mental Health America and IDONTMIND, in Partnership with YouTube


Alexandria, VAMental Health America and IDONTMIND in partnership with YouTube will present Our Future In Mind, a first-of-its-kind…

On Global Peer Support Celebration Day, Mental Health America Launches New Peer-to-Peer Networking Site to Combat Loneliness and Isolation


Alexandria, VA – This Global Peer Support Celebration Day, Mental Health America (MHA) announced the launch of “I Am Not Alone,” a new social networking website aimed at combating loneliness and isolation. “I Am Not Alone” is a space where peers can post activities and events designed for people living with mental health conditions. Users can create, find, and attend activities based on shared interests. The site aims to…

Top Executives from Sixteen Major Mental Health Organizations Applaud CDC for Adding Mental Illnesses to its List of Underlying Medical Conditions Associated with Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19


Top executives from sixteen of the nation’s leading mental health advocacy organizations applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for adding mood disorders, including depression, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders to its list of underlying medical conditions associated with higher risk for severe COVID-19.

Last Thursday's updated guidance from…

MHA Releases Annual State of Mental Health in America Report, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Top The State Rankings, Based on 15 Mental Health Indicators


Alexandria, VA – Today, for the eighth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health in America report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 15 mental health access and prevalence measures. This year, Massachusetts (#1), New Jersey (#2), and Pennsylvania (#3) were the top three ranking states. Arizona (#49), Idaho (#…

New Analysis Finds St. Louis County, Missouri Had Highest Percentage of Population Screen At-Risk for PTSD of All Large Counties in 2020 and Early 2021


Alexandria, VA – Mental Health America (MHA), with support from Lundbeck, today released a new brief, Trauma and COVID-19: Communities in Need Across the U.S., analyzing data collected from individuals who took a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) screen and individuals seeking mental health supports who self-identified as trauma survivors through the…

Nemours Children’s Health & Mental Health America Release Broad Slate of Policy Recommendations to Improve Child Mental Health


WASHINGTON, DC – Nemours Children’s Health and Mental Health America (MHA) have developed a comprehensive slate of federal policy recommendations that, if acted upon, will improve pediatric mental, emotional, and behavioral health. The proposals seek rapid actions to improve current policy regarding the mental health and overall well-being of children in the U.S. in light of the many stressors they face during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the pandemic began, mental…