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Terms of Use

Mental Health America Website: Terms of Use

Effective Date:  May 11, 2021

This website with its home page in the domain (the "Site") is a complimentary information service offered by Mental Health America at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that these users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use. Mental Health America reserves the right to change these terms and conditions any time, and you must consult the most recent version of these Terms of Use (not an older cached version) each time you view the Site. Use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions, including our Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer Statement

Mental Health America’s Site & Online Community is for informational purposes only and is not meant to serve as medical advice or to replace consultation with your physician or mental health professional.

Use of Mental Health America’s Site & Online Community constitutes an agreement by the users not to hold Mental Health America or any of its employees or officers liable or responsible for information posted to discussion boards and other forums by persons or entities not associated with Mental Health America.

You acknowledge that the information on the Site is provided "as is" for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon, as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.

This Site includes chat and discussion boards. When you chat or join discussions, you agree to abide by all these Terms and Conditions. We want our Community to be a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment. We can remove any messages or solicitations that do not meet the standards of these Terms and Conditions. Mental Health America reserves the right to immediately terminate a user's registration if we become aware and determine that the user is violating any of these Terms and Conditions or any of the chat and discussion board guidelines as enumerated therein.

Commercial solicitation, chain letters, junk mail, "spam", non-commercial or bulk solicitation, and/or content that infringes the copyrights or rights of privacy or publicity of others are all prohibited.

Threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, profane, obscene, abusive, harmful, sexually oriented, racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature, is prohibited.

Unlawful material, or any material that encourages or promotes conduct that constitutes a criminal offense, or might give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, Federal or international law or regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances, is prohibited. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal or harmful activity is strictly prohibited.

Limitation Of Liability

You agree that you will hold harmless Mental Health America and its officers, directors, employees, representatives and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Site or the information contained in this Site or other websites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Site or another website to which it is linked that appear to you to be or may otherwise be construed as obscene, offensive, defamatory, inaccurate, incomplete, or in violation of any proprietary right. In no event will Mental Health America or the contributors of information to this Site be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you based on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Hate Speech Policy

MHA does not condone or offer a platform for hate speech.  We will not tolerate it or permit its use on platforms of ours.  We reserve the right to delete or refuse to permit language that we find offensive. This includes, but is not limited to, any or all references that in our judgment are derogatory to people of any race, class, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, profession, orientation, or any population category included in state or federal civil rights legislation, whether or not the language or terms used may have been considered acceptable at some other time, in some other place, or by some other population. It also includes any language that would incite people toward violence toward or harassment of others.


You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Site are not necessarily those of Mental Health America or endorsed by Mental Health America. Mental Health America may provide links on the Site to other websites which are not under the control of Mental Health America. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by Mental Health America of the organization or individual operating the Site or a warranty of any type regarding the Site or the information on the Site.

Content Usage Policy

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on our Site or in written form including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, photographs, video or audio clips is copyrighted by and proprietary to Mental Health America or owned by and provided by one of our partners and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part any manner without Mental Health America’s prior written consent (or the written consent of our partners), except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the Site, and the user may make one permanent copy of each page of the Site, brochure or booklet to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses. Unless language on our Site expressly permits certain copying or sharing rights of particular downloadable materials, to obtain written consent to use any material on or accessible through our Site, you will need to receive our consent through a permissions agreement. Data scraping or web crawling of the Site, other than by search engines for purposes of indexing for search purposes in the ordinary course, is prohibited.

Once written consent is given in the form of a signed permission agreement, at a minimum, the following restrictions apply:

The content may be used as it is (no modifications permitted) for informational, non-commercial purposes only.

Any copy of content or portion thereof must include Mental Health America notice “Copyright © Mental Health America [year of publication]. All Rights Reserved” and the cite line as “copyrighted and published by Mental Health America, no part of this document may be reproduced without written consent”

Mental Health America has the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use must be discontinued upon notice from Mental Health America.

Mental Health America Affiliates

Mental Health America affiliates in good standing are initially exempt from being required to obtain written consent for the use of Mental Health America content for the purposes for which such content is intended by Mental Health America.  This exemption may be revoked by Mental Health America with respect to any such affiliate at any time and for any reason.

Linking Your Website To Mental Health America

Mental Health America is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and support for those who need them; with recovery as the goal. Mental Health America therefore encourages and permits links to Mental Health America’s Site that support this mission. As such, Mental Health America allows external, hyper-text links to websites, provided:

(a) any text-only link must clearly be marked "Mental Health America";

(b) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with Mental Health America’s name and trademarks; and

(c) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not create the false appearance that an entity other than Mental Health America is associated with or sponsored by Mental Health America;

(d) compliance with embedding and framing requirements as specified from time-to-time by Mental Health America;

 (e) Mental Health America reserves the right to revoke its consent to external links at any time at its sole discretion and require that said links are abolished; and

(f) Mental Health America reserves the right to require a reciprocal link to the linking site.

Mental Health America Website Linking To External Websites

Mental Health America is a nonprofit, broad-based, citizens’ movement; however, Mental Health America is also committed to presenting material in a nonpartisan, noncommercial manner. Thus, links to Mental Health America’s Site should not be used for inappropriate, political or commercial purposes, or suggest that Mental Health America promotes, endorses or sponsors any third party’s causes, ideas, products or services. Additionally, Mental Health America is not responsible for the information or materials contained on the host website. Links to external websites are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by Mental Health America of the organization or individual operating the host website or a warranty of any type regarding the host website or the information on the host website.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about these Terms of Use, you can contact us by calling 800-969-6MHA.