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MHA joins lawsuit against the short-term, limited-duration plan final rule


September 09, 2018

WASHINGTON–The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association (APA), AIDS United, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Little Lobbyists today filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. This rule will harm patients and their families…

MHA Joins Leading Nonprofits to Condemn Border Atrocities


June 06, 2018

By: Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO



"Today, I joined nonprofit colleagues from around the nation in condemning the horrifying actions being taken by our government to separate young children from their parents at our southern border. As a mental health advocate, I recognize that these children and families were already subjected to major trauma when they arrived at our border. They often experienced violence we can only imagine in their towns and villages.…

In the Face of Yet Another Tragic Loss, We Must Act


June 06, 2018

By: Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO



"We were shocked today by the death of Anthony Bourdain, the second public figure this week to die by suicide. And, as Kate Spade’s husband said in the wake of her death, there seemed to be no warning signs.

"The sad truth is that, according to…

MHA Announces Chevron as Winner of 2018 Mental Health Corporate Excellence Award


May 05, 2018

Alexandria, VA - Mental Health America (MHA) will honor an impressive group of individuals, communications professionals and innovative programs at its 2018 Annual Conference, being held in Washington, DC on June 14-16. Today MHA is excited to share that the 2018 Mental Health Corporate Excellence Award will be given to Chevron for its outstanding work to incorporate mental health and…

Mental Health America Announces Winners of 2018 Awards


May 05, 2018

Mental Health America (MHA) will honor an impressive group of individuals, communications professionals and innovative programs at its 2018 Annual Conference, being held in Washington, DC on June 14-16. Throughout the three days MHA will present several awards and are happy to announce today the recipients of the Clifford W. Beers Award, the Innovation in Programming Award, the Media Award, the youth-focused mPower Award, and…

MHA Reacts to Guidance on New Medicaid Work Requirements


January 01, 2018

On January 11, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a guidance letter to states indicating the nature of work requirements states could impose on non-elderly, non-pregnant Medicaid recipients “eligible on a basis other than disability.”

The programs must be designed “to promote better mental, physical, and emotional health.” Mental Health America (MHA) shares the concern that…