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MHA Honors Governor Gina Raimondo with 2019 B4Stage4 Leadership Award



Washington, DC — Mental Health America (MHA) will gather this evening at The National Press Club to celebrate its 110th birthday and honor Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island for her work to address mental illness Before Stage 4. MHA awards its 2019 B4Stage4 Leadership Award to Governor Raimondo for her leadership and commitment to strengthening behavioral health in Rhode Island through the provision of mental health services for students, increasing access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and supporting behavioral health parity.

Mental Health America and Walk the Talk America Join Forces to Combat Suicide

Alexandria, VA - Mental Health America (MHA) and Walk the Talk America (WTTA) announced today a partnership to prevent suicide death by firearms by creating materials and conducting outreach to gun ranges across the country in an effort to share information about depression and warning signs that someone may be considering suicide. Their formal partnership officially begins today at the Shot Show in Las Vegas, where they will be openly engaging with firearm industry representatives, gun owners, gun sellers, and those that use firearms professionally.

Mental Health America Honors State Legislators Championing Mental Health

Alexandria, VA — Mental Health America (MHA) will be recognizing today a select group of state legislators who have earned the title of “Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Champions.” They will be honored at MHA’s Regional Policy Council (RPC) meeting, which coincides with the Council of State Governments National Conference in Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati today.

New MHA Report Shows Many in Crisis, Trauma in Youth Having Lasting Impact in Schools and Beyond

Alexandria, VA – For the fifth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Minnesota came out on top overall with Nevada coming in 51st. The report also dives into addressing trauma in youth, and its long-term impact on performance and behavior in school.

MHA joins lawsuit against the short-term, limited-duration plan final rule

WASHINGTON–The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association (APA), AIDS United, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Little Lobbyists today filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies.

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