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Mental Health America Reports Severe Anxiety Screening Results Related to COVID-19 Now Top 1,000


March 03, 2020

Alexandria, VA – Mental Health America (MHA) today announced that 1,015 additional mental health screeners nationwide have screened with a severe anxiety result in the month since the coronavirus worry began to emerge. MHA offers free, anonymous mental health screenings at www.mhascreening.org.

“We have been monitoring an overall increase in anxiety screening since the middle of February, when concerns…

Coronavirus and Mental Health: Statement from Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America


March 03, 2020

The following is a statement from Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America:

“As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety.

“For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects. And for the one in five who already have mental health conditions – or the one in two who are at risk of developing them – we need to take personal, professional,…

MHA Receives $100,000 Grant for Online Screening Program


March 03, 2020

Alexandria, VA — Mental Health America (MHA), the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promote overall mental health of all Americans, is excited to share that it has partnered with the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., and that the Foundation has awarded MHA a $100,000 grant for it’s Screening to Supports (S2S) program.…

MHA Announces First-Of-Its Kind Workplace Mental Health Certification and Initial Recipients


February 02, 2020

Alexandria, VA —Mental Health America (MHA) is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of its new national employer certification program, The Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health.

About 1 in 5 employees will experience a mental health condition each year, but given the right resources, 5 in 5 employees benefit…

Mental Health America Responds to Block Grant Proposal – We Need More Resources, Not Less


January 01, 2020

Alexandria, VA – Mental Health America (MHA) responded today to the Administration’s new Medicaid initiative with concern that it will set off a “race to the bottom” for states, by encouraging them to cut future Medicaid costs at the expense of people with serious mental health and substance use conditions.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Dear State Medicaid letter today encouraging states to apply to block grant their Medicaid programs…

New Report Shines Spotlight on Mental Health in the Workplace


January 01, 2020

Alexandria, VA — MHA is pleased to release a new report focused on the American workforce and mental health, Creating a Healthy Workplace: Impact of Supervisor Support and Company Culture. The findings of this new report complement and expand upon a 2019 study that…