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Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of MHA, on the Better Care Reconciliation Act


June 06, 2017

"The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) falls far short of what is needed and will ultimately do significant harm to people with all chronic conditions, including mental illnesses, while increasing the cost of health care to everyone.

"While it leaves in place the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that insurers cover pre-existing conditions, it does not require insurance products to include all essential benefits. This means that while people with mental…

Senators Kaine, Franken Added to Lineup for MHA Annual Conference


May 05, 2017

Alexandria, VA—Mental Health America (MHA) can announce today that Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia and Senator Al Franken of Minnesota are confirmed to speak at MHA’s 2017 Annual Conference next month in Washington, DC. Senator Franken will speak during the opening luncheon on Wednesday, June 14 and Senator Kaine will speak the morning of Friday, June 16.

MHA’s 2017 Annual Conference is themed Sex,…

MHA Statement on Passage of American Health Care Act


May 05, 2017

By: Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO

“At Mental Health America, we are deeply disappointed in the result of today’s vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Today, the sunny, flamboyant promises of better health care at a lower cost during a political campaign gave way to the cold, dark realities of politics in America.

“Today was a tragic day for all those dealing with or caring for someone with serious mental health concerns – a day that a majority of the…

Congressional Mental Health Leaders Confirmed for MHA Annual Conference Next Month


May 05, 2017

Alexandria, VA—Mental Health America (MHA) is happy to announce that all four sponsors of the Helping Families in Health Crisis Act of 2016 will be in attendance to accept MHA’s 2017 Legislator Award at MHA’s 2017 Annual Conference, being held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill on June 14-16.

MHA’s 2017 Legislator Award goes to U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy…

May is Mental Health Month - Risky Business Theme Highlights When Behaviors, Habits May Be Unhealthy


May 05, 2017

Alexandria, VA - May is Mental Health Month (MHM) was started 68 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. This year’s theme for MHM—Risky Business—is a call to educate ourselves and others about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or could be signs of mental…

Mental Health America Announces Winners of 2017 Awards


April 04, 2017

Mental Health America (MHA) will honor an impressive group of individuals, communications professionals and innovative programs at its 2017 Annual Conference, being held in Washington, DC on June 14-16. Throughout the three days MHA will present the 2017 Legislator Award, the Clifford W. Beers Award, the Innovation in Programming Award, the Media Award, the youth-focused mPower Award, and the George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney…