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Statement in Response to Conviction of Derek Chauvin on All Three Counts


Alexandria, VA – The following is a statement from Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America:

“Today’s verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin comes with a wave of intense emotions that have been building for the last 11 months. While many will feel relief that justice was served, others may feel frustration at the time it took to render a verdict when the event was captured in real-time nearly a year ago.

“This past year has tested…

Mental Health America Selected as One of Four National Nonprofits Featured in the NFL’s 2021 “Draft-a-Thon”


Alexandria, VA – The NFL announced today that Mental Health America will be one of four national nonprofit organizations featured in its 2021 “Draft-a-Thon,” a fundraiser that drives awareness and action to close critical gaps at the intersection of pandemic recovery and our hardest hit communities. 

The Draft-a-Thon will raise funds on behalf of Mental Health America and three other nonprofits: The CDC Foundation, The Education Trust, and Feeding America. The…

Statement in Response to the Boulder Shooting


Alexandria, VA – The following is a statement from Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America:

“For the second time in a week, we’re reading and watching news coverage of a mass shooting. One witness to yesterday’s incident at the King Soopers grocery store said it seemed like everyone there imagined they’d be in a situation like this one day. This is unsettling, to say the least. We cannot accept this as the new normal. We cannot live in…

Statement in Response to the Atlanta Shootings


Statement from Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America

The horrifying shootings of eight people in the greater Atlanta area are a tragedy in and of themselves. Innocent people are dead. At least six were Asian Americans, at least seven were women.

While the shooter is reported to have said that race was not a motive in these shootings, nevertheless these still should sharpen our focus on racism in America and its uneven impact on our…

New Data Illuminates the Employee Mental Health Crisis


Alexandria, VA  – The 2021 Mind the Workplace report from Mental Health America (MHA) puts hard numbers to the alarming mental health crisis happening in workplaces across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What we know is the pandemic has uprooted the daily routines and responsibilities of so many employees in our country and it’s causing anxiety and…

Mental Health America Honors Three Governors for Commitment to Mental Health


Alexandria, VA – During the challenging times of a global pandemic, where screening data from…