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While Mental Health America (MHA) supports the recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to block the work requirements under Medicaid expansion in the state of Kentucky, MHA warns that it should not now be used to deny people wi…


By: Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO



"Today, I joined nonprofit colleagues from around the nation in condemning the horrifying actions being taken by our government to separate young children from their parents at our southern border. As a mental health advocate,…


By: Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO



"We were shocked today by the death of Anthony Bourdain, the second public figure this week to die by suicide. And, as Kate Spade’s husband said in the wake of her death, there seemed to be no warning signs.

"The sad tr…


Alexandria, VA - Mental Health America (MHA) will honor an impressive group of individuals, communications professionals and innovative programs at its 2018 Annual Conference, being held in Washington, DC on June 14-16. Today MHA is excited to share that the 2018 Mental Healt…


Mental Health America (MHA) will honor an impressive group of individuals, communications professionals and innovative programs at its 2018 Annual Conference, being held in Washington, DC on June 14-16. Throughout the three days MHA will present several awards and are happy to announce today the…


February 28, 2018

Mental Health America (MHA) has entered into a collaboration with Mental Health Partnerships, formerly the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, to promote MHA’s…


The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) was an initiative of SAMHSA that served an important function. It created a database of programs that met certain criteria for being evidence-based in treating mental health and substance use conditions. Last week, SAMHSA…


On January 11, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a guidance letter to states indicating the nature of work requirements states could impose on non-elderly, non-pregnant Medicaid recipients “eligible on a basis other than disability.”

The programs must be designed…


Alexandria, VA—Mental Health America (MHA) is happy to announce that all four sponsors of the Helping Families in Health Crisis Act of 2016 will be in attendance to accept MHA’s 2017 Legislator Award at MHA’s 2017 Annual Conference, being held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on C…