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Mental Health America Announces Winners of 2019 Awards; Advocates, Media Professionals, Youth and More to be Honored at Conference in June


May 05, 2019

Mental Health America (MHA) will honor an impressive group of individuals, communications professionals and innovative programs at its 2019 Annual Conference, being held in Washington, DC on June 13-15. Throughout the three days MHA will present several awards and is happy to announce today the recipients of the Clifford W. Beers Award, our Mental…

MHA Excited to Partner with Burger King Restaurants "Real Meal" Boxes


May 05, 2019

Mental Health America (MHA) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with BURGER KING® to bring attention to mental health.

BURGER KING® restaurants understands that no one is happy all the time. Today they are launching new boxes, dubbed Real Meals, which come in a variety of different moods – including the Pissed Meal, Blue Meal, Salty Meal, YAAAS Meal and DGAF Meal. The boxes, which will also have MHA’s logo included, can be ordered with the purchase of a WHOPPER® meal, which…

MHA Kicks Off Mental Health Month, Focusing on 4Mind4Body Theme


May 05, 2019

Alexandria, VA - Mental Health America (MHA) is proud to have started May is Mental Health Month in 1949, and since then has led the observance by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and online mental health screenings. Over the past seventy years, it has become the most widely recognized mental health awareness effort in the world.

Every year, MHA develops a toolkit for Mental Health…

MHA Partners with MedCircle to Launch $5 Million KnowBrainer Mental Health Campaign


April 04, 2019

Alexandria, VA –– Mental Health America (MHA) is excited to announce that it has partnered with MedCircle on its new KnowBrainer Campaign - an initiative where individuals watch a two-minute video about the brain and MedCircle donates to MHA.

“MHA is happy to be a part of MedCircle’s innovative KnowBrainer campaign,” said Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO. “If we want to make progress on…

MHA Statement on House Resolution 1112


March 03, 2019

By: Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, MHA

“Mental Health America is deeply disappointed that in HR 1112, language is included that perpetuates historic, unfair and unfounded assumptions and prejudices about people experiencing or living with a mental health condition. It is built upon the widely held, but erroneous, belief that equates mental illness with violence.

“Studies confirm that less than 4% of violent crime, of any type, is committed by persons with a…

MHA Honors Governor Gina Raimondo with 2019 B4Stage4 Leadership Award


February 02, 2019



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…