Mental Health Association in Delaware is connected throughout the State, consistently advocating for people and their families related to mental health issues.
MHA testified before the Joint Finance Committee on behalf of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Division of Child Mental Health. MHA advocated for approval of the budgets for these divisions. MHA also testified for the passage of House Bill 344 which improved Delaware’s Civil Commitment Statute.
MHA chairs the Governor’s Advisory Council to the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, is the Vice-Chair of the Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee representing the public, is Co-chair of the Governor’s Commission for Community Alternatives for People with Disabilities, and is Vice-Chair of the Medicaid Advisory Council.
MHA also co-chairs, with the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Division of Child Mental Health, the Suicide Prevention Coalition which developed a Suicide Prevention Plan for the State of Delaware and is now in the implementation phase of the project.