The Power Of Peer Work

The Power Of Peer Work

Talking to a therapist is great. Trust me, I’ve done it. A lot! But sometimes, talking to a friend is even better. We all need people who can relate to us in a personal way, who’ve experienced some of the same things that we have, who support us without trying to...
Mental Health & Spirituality

Mental Health & Spirituality

What lies at the intersection of religion and mental health? This is a question that I have asked myself many times, as a mental health professional and an active member of my church. My first bout with depression was precipitated in large part by the loss of my faith...

Why I Got Involved With The MHA

I have been struggling with severe anxiety for almost my entire life. I remember my first panic attack occurred as a very young second grader afraid to get on the bus to go to school. Nothing in particular happened, but I can remember sheer panic. I can’t explain why...
#LetsBringDownTheStigma

#LetsBringDownTheStigma

I rarely post but with all the recent suicide news, I feel compelled to say something, especially with suicide prevention being such an important part of my work. You may have heard news circulating about Kate Spade, and more recently, Anthony Bourdain. For some...
May Is Mental Health Month

May Is Mental Health Month

Do You Focus on Fitness #4Mind4Body? Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally –it’s important to pay attention to both your physical...

Stephan and Cyndi Lehm’s story about our son, Kevin

MHA board members, Stephan and Cyndi Lehm, share why they decided to get involved with our organization. We’re so grateful that they are on our board and thank them for sharing their personal story. We lost Kevin to suicide in May of 2016, at the young age of 33...
Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

Can you spend this weekend alcohol-free? On the first weekend in April, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence invites everyone to spend three days free of all alcohol. Does this sound like a difficult challenge? That may be the first sign that your...