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Nearly 390,000 excess depression and anxiety screenings since start of pandemic, according to Mental Health America online screening program

September 09, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Mental Health America today released the…

MHA Joins Leading Mental Health Organizations Applauding the Introduction of the PEERS Act of 2020 to Allow Participation of Peer Support Services in Behavioral Health Integration Services in Medicare

September 09, 2020

Leading mental health organizations, including Mental Health America (MHA), the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS) and the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW), released a joint statement today strongly supporting new bipartisan legislation introduced in the House of…

More than a Quarter Million People Screened Positive for Depression, Anxiety Since Start of the Pandemic

August 08, 2020

Alexandria, VA - Tens of thousands of people experienced serious mental health symptoms in July as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to take a huge toll on the mental health of the nation, according to new data released today by Mental Health America (MHA).

MHA, which has been using its online mental health screening program – – to track the real-time impact of the pandemic…

More Than 169,000 People Screen Positive for Depression or Anxiety Since the Start of the Pandemic

July 07, 2020

Alexandria, VA –The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact a huge toll on the mental health of the nation. As of the end of June, more than 7,000 people each day were going to Mental Health America’s web site ( to take a voluntary, anonymous mental health screen.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly 170,000 total screeners screened positive (moderate to severe) for either…

Mental Health America Announces New Young Mental Health Leaders Council

July 07, 2020

Mental Health America (MHA) is excited to announce our new Young Mental Health Leaders Council. For the past three years, MHA’s Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC) has identified student leaders impacting campus mental health. By focusing on student-led programs that fill gaps in traditional mental health services, CMHIC highlighted the concerns…

Mental Health America Announces Winners of 2020 Awards

June 06, 2020

Alexandria, VA—Mental Health America (MHA) is happy to announce today the 2020 recipients of the Clifford W. Beers Award, our Mental Health Corporate Excellence Award, the Innovation in Programming Award, the Media Award, the youth-focused mPower Award, and the George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award.

MHA’s 2020 Clifford W. Beers Award will be presented to mental health advocate and Emmy Award-winning actor, Maurice…