Mental Health America HQ

Addressing mental health B4Stage4.

aka Mental Health America (MHA)   |   Alexandria, VA   |  http://www.mhanational.org

Mission

Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

Ruling year info

1950

President and CEO

Paul Gionfriddo

Main address

500 Montgomery St. Suite 820

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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Formerly known as

National Mental Health Association

EIN

13-1614906

NTEE code info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mental Health Programs and Services

Signature national programs of MHA and affiliates, such as screening or peer credentialing, that improve the mental health system through prevention, early identification and intervention, integrated treatment and services, and recovery for all.

Population(s) Served

Created in the 1950s, May is Mental Health Month is a month long education campaign to educate the general public about mental health, mental wellness and the ways they can keep their minds healthy. The toolkit includes fact sheets, a mental health tips calendar, posters, graphics and infographics, and sample press releases, newspaper articles, and a logic model for our affiliates to track their efforts and outcomes.

Population(s) Served

Training for, education of, technical assistance to, and support of local mental health and community-based organizations, including MHA affiliates, partners, peer-run organizations, and mental health service providers.

Population(s) Served

MHA staff members are piloting an innovative social inclusion project in Virginia providing social support and training to women with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. MHA has plans to train other organizations to provide these services in other areas of the country so that people living with schizophrenia and schizoaffective can become comfortable participating in the life of the community, in part by building and strengthening friendships.

Population(s) Served

National efforts to educate the general public, key influencers, policymakers, and communities about mental health and mental illness, and inspire change.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of online mental health screens completed

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Totals By Year
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Mental Health Programs and Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MHA’s online screening program provides a free, anonymous, and secure tool for individuals with a mental health concern to begin difficult conversations surrounding mental health. www.MHAScreening.org

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Much of our work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process. When we think diseases like cancer or heart disease, we don't wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention, identify symptoms, and develop a plan of action to reverse and hopefully stop the progression of the disease. So why don't we do the same for individuals who are dealing with potentially serious mental illness? Like other diseases, we need to address these symptoms early, identify the underlying disease, and plan an appropriate course of action on a path towards overall health. Mental Health America is committed to addressing mental health #B4Stage4.

First, MHA will develop and add additional screening tools to the program as funding is granted. Online resources specific to each condition will be expanded and provided upon completion of the screening to help respondents navigate their individual needs.

Second, MHA will continue to use the demographic data collected through the screenings to create targeted campaigns promoting early intervention.

Third, when the data is broken down by state, we can prioritize resources.

Finally, long-term plans for the online screening program include developing a Screening-to-Treatment live help line. We want to assist individuals interested in speaking with someone about their mental health to have the ability to speak with someone immediately after their screening. This is the time when they are actively demonstrating a proactive interest in their mental health.

More than 3,000 mental health screens are conducted each day and with the new Walgreens collaboration, a goal and anticipated outcome is increasing the number of daily screens. Metrics will be determined using demographic data analysis and Google analytics. MHA anticipates more than 2 million screens will be completed in 2017.

As of June 2016, 1.3 million screens have been completed since MHA's online screening program launched in 2014. MHA anticipates that 2 million screens will be completed in 2017.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mental Health America

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tom Starling

MHA of Middle Tennessee

Term: 2018 - 2020

Peter Carson

Weber Shandwick

Daniel Eisenstein

Retired Judge

Timothy Livengood

Stephen McCaffrey

MHA of Indiana

Tom Starling

MHA of Middle Tennessee

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Amy Kennedy

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Jennifer Bright

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Dwight Hollier

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John Boyd

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Danielle Schlosser

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Luis Perez

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Chris Wood

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Aimee Falchuk

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Bonnie Cook

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Russ Petrella

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

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