Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.

With our 240 affiliates across the country, we touch the lives of millions—Advocating for changes in mental health and wellness policy; Educating the public & providing critical information; and delivering urgently needed mental health and wellness Programs and Services

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Our Programs & Initiatives

Our programs and initiatives fulfill our mission of promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. Learn how we are advocating for changes in policy and educating the public about mental health and wellness.

The Mental Health Bell

Cast from the shackles and chains that used to bind people with mental illnesses, the Mental Health Bell rings out hope for victory over mental illness. It also represents hope for the future. Ring the Bell.

Our Cause

We believe in whole health and that every person can achieve wellness—whether that means staying well or getting well. Learn what sets us apart.


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