Welcome to the MHA
The Mental Health Association in Delaware promotes improved mental well being for all individuals and families in Delaware through education, support, and advocacy.
The Mental Health Association in Delaware (MHA) is a statewide, nonprofit organization founded in 1932 to promote mental health. MHA provides services throughout Delaware, and our focus is education, support and advocacy for mental health issues.
MHA is an affiliate of Mental Health America. With 240 affiliates, Mental Health America represents the largest and oldest voluntary citizen’s organization concerned with mental health and mental illness.
Mental illness is a major public health problem, with one in five Americans experiencing depression or anxiety disorders every year. This means more than 100,000 Delawareans, including children, are affected by these illnesses annually.
Depression, if left untreated, is as costly to the American economy as heart disease or AIDS. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the annual cost of depression in the United States is estimated to be $43.7 billion dollars in lost productivity, absenteeism, treatment cost and mortality.
E -Racing the Blues© for Mental Health will be held on Sunday, October 30 on Wilmington’s Riverfront for the 14th time featuring a 5K run and walk and a 10K run. To register or donate to your favorite team, click here. To view exciting photos from past events, visit www.eracingtheblues.org. Thank you to our many sponsors, donors and participants who have helped us near the $1,000,000 mark!
The 2016 Veterans Mental Health Summit was held on Wednesday, September 14 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The conference was free to the public and included workshops from experts on suicide prevention and resources in the military community, along with local exhibitors, lunch and 3 CEU’s.
Please join us on Thursday, November 10th , 2016 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront for the 15th annual Community Mental Health Conference. We are excited to offer a full day of workshops, guest speakers, and panel discussion on this year’s theme of “Bridging the Gaps – through Resources and Networking”. Antonio Lambert a Lead Facilitator, Consultant, and Life Coach will deliver the keynote address of the day with his powerful message on the never ending process of recovery. Come connect with, learn from, and be a part of the ever growing community of people dedicated to improving mental wellness throughout Delaware. To register, click here! For additional information, call Jason Coleman at 302-654-6833.