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Why the Egg Matters


By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO, and Madeline Reinert, MHA Policy and Programs Associate

A little more than a month ago, a picture of a brown egg…Read More

A Year Later: What We learned from Parkland


It was a gloomy, rainy day yesterday as I flew into Ft. Lauderdale. Fitting for the week, as today marks a year since the horrifying massacre in…Read More

A Show Worth Watching ‘One Day At A Time’



Photo courtesy of Netflix

At Mental Health America (MHA), we’ve explored the larger connection between media and mental…Read More

Work Reporting Requirements in Medicaid Don’t Work


A growing trend in state and federal Medicaid policy is the establishment of “work requirements” or “community engagement requirements”. Essentially, these involve…Read More

How Supporting My Sister Taught Me Self-Compassion


There are few choice words I would use describe myself: I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a friend, a Pinterest enthusiast, a well-intentioned but awful plant mom. And I am…Read More

How Mental Health Advocacy Helped Me Fully Recover from My Eating Disorder


By Colleen M. Werner

My eating disorder first started to develop when I was still a child. I heard negative comments about my body from…Read More

The Invisible Competition: Mental Health Within Athletics


Imagine a common scenario, two athletes on the bench. One struggling with depression, and one recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. Which…Read More