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MHA’s 2nd Annual Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Report Released

October 10, 2019

For Release: October 29, 2019
Contact: Erin Wallace (571-319-9594,

MHA’s 2nd Annual Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Report Released
Shows Students Leading the Way in Campus Mental Health

Alexandria, VA—Mental Health America (MHA) is pleased to release Making Space for…

New MHA State of Mental Health Report Shows Adults, Children in Crisis

September 09, 2019

Alexandria, VA – For the 6th 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, Pennsylvania came out on top overall with Nevada coming in 51st. The report also takes a look back on the trends of the last 6 years…

Mental Health America Names Mary Giliberti as Executive Vice President of Policy

September 09, 2019

Alexandria, VA – Mental Health America (MHA) is pleased to announce that Mary Giliberti is joining the national staff of MHA as its new Executive Vice President of Policy.

Mary will lead MHA’s federal policy work, focusing on policy issues that align with MHA’s overarching philosophy of addressing mental health Before Stage 4 – including support for early intervention for children and youth; the fight to ensure access to treatment;…

MHA Releases Back-to-School Toolkit for the 2019-2020 School Year

August 08, 2019

In recognition of the challenges a new school year presents for children and adolescents, Mental Health America (MHA) is providing new resources on student mental health (, with an emphasis on web-based tools that can be easily shared across social media platforms. This year, MHA has developed tools and resources to help increase understanding of stress and loneliness in children and teens and is providing…

MHA Joins Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation for Launch of Second Annual “21 Days to be Kind” Challenge

August 08, 2019

Alexandria, VA – Today, Mental Health America (MHA) joined Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation for its second annual 21 Days to Be Kind Challenge to encourage young people, families, and teachers  to build habits that foster kindness and promote the strength and wellness of their communities.

Inspired by the idea that habits are formed by repeating an activity for 21 consecutive days, the challenge calls on…

MHA Appoints New Board Members

June 06, 2019

Alexandria, VA — In conjunction with Mental Health America’s (MHA) 2019 Annual Conference, MHA held its Delegate Assembly and quarterly board meeting and voted in four new national board members. MHA is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of mental health and business professionals, affiliate leaders, people with lived…