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National Coalition Calls for Creating New White House-led Focus on Children and Youth


WASHINGTON – More than 350 leaders and organizations across the United States have joined forces to call on President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to establish a new Office on Children and Youth in the executive branch. The urging for…

The 2020 Election: Waiting, Watching, and Taking Care of Yourself


Over the past few weeks, a record number of people across our nation showed up to cast their vote for leaders they believe represent their values. Even amid a pandemic that has left more than 200,000 of our loved ones dead, created the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and ignited a mental health crisis like we’ve never seen before, we turned out in record numbers to vote. We made our voices heard.

While the outcome of this election is unclear, what is clear is…

Number of people reporting anxiety and depression nationwide since start of pandemic hits all-time high in September, hitting young people hardest


ALEXANDRIA, VA Mental Health America (MHA) today released data from the online screening tool, MHAscreening.org, showing that the number of people reporting signs of anxiety and depression since the start of the pandemic hit an all-time high in September. The new data accompanies the release…

Big Data Initiative Launched to Address Emerging Mental Health Crisis and Flatten the Mental Illness Curve of the COVID-19 Pandemic


Alexandria, Va., and Deerfield, Ill. — Mental Health America (MHA), along with Lundbeck, announce the launch of a groundbreaking new initiative that will apply analytics on the data set created from MHA’s extensive mental health screenings, plus publicly available data sets, to find mental health hotspots and address the rapidly escalating mental health impacts emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental Illness Awareness Week: As mental health issues increase nationwide, Mental Health America raises awareness through 7 Days, 7 Ways campaign


ALEXANDRIA, VA – As mental health issues increase at an alarming rate across the country,  Mental Health America (MHA) is kicking off a 7 Days, 7 Ways (#7Days7Ways) awareness campaign as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4-10, sending a clear message about getting people the right support – early on.

“We are in the midst of a nationwide…

Mental Health America and Hot Topic Foundation team up to call attention to mental health for Mental Notes virtual concert


ALEXANDRIA, VA  Mental Health America (MHA) was selected by the Hot Topic Foundation (HTF), the charitable arm of specialty retailer Hot Topic, as the sole beneficiary of the…