MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ST LOUIS

There is no health without mental health.

aka Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri   |   Saint Louis, MO   |  www.mha-em.org

Mission

To promote mental health and improve the care and treatment of individuals living with mental illness through advocacy, education and service.

Ruling year info

1963

President & CEO

Ms. Suzanne King

Main address

1905 S. Grand Blvd

Saint Louis, MO 63104 USA

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EIN

43-0685341

NTEE code info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lack of knowledge or understanding of mental illness, individuals' desire to learn strategies and skills to improve mental wellness, a need for non-clinical supportive services, and linkage to mental health treatment and associated services when needed.

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 Help Line

We connect individuals, through personalized assistance on our HelpLine (314.773.1399), to vital mental health information and services. We make follow-up calls to check in and offer further assistance when needed.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This consumer-created program utilizes a peer-to-peer philosophy through education courses and support groups to provide a framework for living successfully with mental illness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We manage the Social Security benefits and fiscal responsibilities for individuals whose mental illness prevents them from doing so on their own.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are dramatically increasing the number of individuals taking positive action to reduce stress, avoid burnout, build resiliency and improve overall well-being. This program appeals to a broad audience, begins a conversation about mental health, reduces the stigma of mental illness, and promotes the implementation of wellness strategies.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

At MHA, we believe there is no health without mental health. We demonstrate this belief through advocacy, education and service. The overarching goal for all programs and services is to help individuals achieve their optimum level of mental wellness.

We teach people how to take action to improve mental well-being and we offer supportive services for those who face mental health challenges. MHA assists the community in a variety of ways: link individuals to mental health services, professionals and support groups; answer questions and provide information about mental health concerns; deliver mental wellness seminars designed to improve overall health and well-being; increase the community's overall knowledge and awareness of mental health information and strategies for self-care; offer supportive services for adults with chronic mental illness. Our programs include: Mental Health Helpline; BRIDGES (a peer-led mental health recovery program); Representative Payee Services (manage the federally-funded benefits and financial responsibilities of individuals whose mental illness prevents them from doing so on their own); Mental Wellness Seminars; News You Can Use (weekly e-communication with mental health information and strategies for positive mental health); and crisis training for first responders.

MHA staff consists of: CEO with masters degree in social work, 25+ years experience in non-profit social services, and 16 years in leadership as executive director/CEO; Communications and Development Director with a B.A degree in English and 30 + years experience in non-profit development; Mental Wellness Director with 26 years experience in private practice and more than 10 years teaching mental health courses at the college level; Director of Mental Health Information with a bachelors degree in social work and psychology, and more than 25 years experience in the non-profit mental health field; Representative Payee Program Director with more than 20 years experience in the disabilities determination field and mental health case management services; two direct-service staff with lived experience successfully managing a mental health diagnosis; a Database and Event Coordinator with more than 5 years experience in the non-profit sector.

MHA's daily work is bolstered and supported by an active and engaged Board of Directors with expertise in the mental health, business, and financial sectors.

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (MHA-EM) recognized a significant milestone in 2020: a 75th Anniversary. We are proud of our history as the go-to source for mental health resources, advocacy and education in the region. In 2019, our Representative Payee Program marked a 20-year milestone, having provided financial security and support to an estimated 2,500 individuals with serious mental illness. During 2019, 244 people living with serious mental illness found a pathway to support and recovery through the BRIDGES Program; 520 mental health professionals gained new skills in the field with our Professional Development presentations and over 3,000 people discovered new strategies for wellness and mental health strategies by participating in our Mental Wellness Seminars. In 2020, we launched the Collegiate Mental Innovation Council and during Covid-19, are proud to participate in Missouri's Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program.

Financials

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Operations

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

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MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ST LOUIS

Board of directors
as of 12/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mike Sigmond

Edward Jones

Term: 2020 - 2022

E. Tracy Beckette

Sally Barker

Schuchat Cook & Werner

Lisa Hautly

Jerry Marks

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Mark Stansberry

Nathanial Walsh

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Leopoldo Cabassa

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Jeanne Kirkton

Katrina McDonald-Fuller

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Patty Morrow

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Jasmin Patel

Saint Louis University

Jada Reese

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Clinton Shocklee

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Mike Sigmond

Edward Jones

Jeff Wiktorski

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Katherine Zahner

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Adam Tenzer

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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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/25/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/03/2020

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.