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Intervening effectively during early stages of mental illness can save lives and change the trajectories of people living with mental illnesses.


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#GivingTuesday



SHARE Charlotte is leading local efforts with  ...

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2013 Grant Awarded to MHA by the Women's Impact Fund

The Women’s Impact Fund, a collective-giving organization composed of nearly 400 community minded women, announced five winners of the 2013 G ...

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Back to School Resources for Parents and Youth

We try our best to help our children succeed academically, but sometimes we forget that school is also a time when kids and young adults start to ques ...

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Be a Part of Social Change!

Take a Pledge to Break Mental Health Stigma!  It takes just a minute to add your name t ...

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Bhutanese Teens Receive Suicide Prevention Training

On December 14, 2013, about two dozen youth learned QPR suicide prevention skills in an event organized by the Bhutanese Community Association of C ...

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Breaking Stigma One Conversation at a Time

MHA Board Member and Ambassador Bill Franklin was interviewed by Ann Sheridan of WCNC TV October 2013, sharing about his personal experience with o ...

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Brunnemer Makes $75,000 Donation to MHA!

Mr. H. Keith Brunnemer, Jr. created a historical moment for the MHA when he was moved to help by donating $75,000 to the MHA after reading about the a ...

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Celebrate May Mental Health Month

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Charlotte Checkers Stomp Out the Stigma Night

Join MHA, NAMI and other mental health organizations on January 17, 2015 as we STOMP OUT THE STIGMA at the Charlotte Checkers game! & ...

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Children's Mental Health Matters: Resource Fair on May 7

MeckCARES Community Collaborative, MHA and other supporting agencies are hosting a free family-friendly event called "Children's Mental Health Matters ...

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Coffee & Conversations Help us Create Community Solutions

Join the inspiring dialogue designed to Break Stigma One Conversation at a Time at a monthly MHA Coffee & Conversation
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Compeer Volunteers Make Friends, Change Lives!

Become a friend to someone with mental illness and you will help them (and yourself) in many ways.  Compeer friends meet face-to-face with the ...

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Contact MHA to Learn Life Saving Skills or to become a Suicide Prevention Trainer!

Not only does the MHA have 13 staff and volunteers who are certified as QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) suicide prevention trainers, w ...

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Davidson Community Spurs Action

The MHA honored Davidson Mayor John Woods with the 2012 H. Keith Brunnemer, Jr. Award for Community Leadership in Suicide Prevention.  See O ...

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Davidson Community's Call to Action

MHA's Executive Director Ellis Fields was interviewed by Sonya Gantt of WCNC October 2015 in regards to suicide prevention efforts in the community of ...

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Depression and Suicide in Children and Adolescents

MHA hosts a free workshop for parents, teachers and caregivers on Tuesday, May 26th at the Naomi Drenan Center from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  Click link ...

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Diagnosis of the Month: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

*New for 2014-2015* the MHA is featuring a "Diagnosis of the Month." During June, our on-line outreach will educate community members about 
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Does Macho Culture Keep Suicidal Soliders from Getting Help?

The nearly one-a-day suicide rate revealed by the Pentagon June 2012 represents a troubling increase over previous years. Read more below.

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Election Statement from our National Affiliate

"MHA stands ready to work with President Trump and the new Congress to put this plan into action – to realize the day that mental health is trul ...

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Empowering Families to Start Talking

Join MHA and Queens University of Charlotte for a presentation by Dr. Rachel Pruchno, author of "Surrounded by Madness."

Monday, February 1 ...

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Join the Peace Crane Campaign


The crane, conceivably the oldest bird on earth, has long been a s ...

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Local Officer's Compassionate Use of Mental Health First Aid

MHA's certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructors have reached over 1,100 Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and Mecklenburg County ...

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Lost in New York: Found in Charlotte, a Recovery Story

Benjamin Ogunrinde has been an MHA part-time Compeer Assistant for the past 5 years and is now serving as an MHA Ambassador.  Read his story b ...

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Meet MHA Ambassador Emily

The MHA was so proud of Compeer volunteer-turned-Ambassador Emily Lupsor at the AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk on October 25, 2014, when she shared ...

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Mental Health Recovery is Making Headlines

On May 7, 2010, nearly 150 consumers came together in the spirit of Recovery. For those new to the notion of Recovery, consider it your personal we ...

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MHA Ambassadors Share that Recovery is Possible

The Mint Hill Chamber hosted the MHA in July for a presentation entitled, "Mental Health Matters:  It's time to talk" to encourage open conver ...

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MHA Executive Director Search Underway

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA) is seeking its next leader to serve as the face of MHA and lead the organization through its nex ...

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MHA Membership Benefits Announced

MHA has developed membership levels in an effort to engage more mental health professionals and provide a greater array of resources to callers and ...

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MHA Seeks Compeer Program Coordinator

MHA's Compeer Program is seeking a Coordinator for a Full-time (32 hour/week) pos ...

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MHA Volunteer Shares Her Mental Health Story

The Charlotte Observer featured MHA Ambassador and Compeer volunteer Angela Oakes in the article, "Telling Her Story." Angela is a speaker for MHA, ...

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MHA's 11th Annual Swing for Wellness Golf Classic

Join Presenting Sponsors BlackArch Partners and Elliott Davis Decosimo in supporting local mental wellness!  Become a sponsor or golfer for MHA's ...

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MHA's 1933 Society

MHA was founded in Charlotte in 1933.  For 83 years, Mental Health America of Central Carolinas has advocated to help all community members li ...

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MHA's Budding Artists are Featured at Charlotte Art League

MHA's Portraits in Recovery and Photo Voice project works are on display the entire month of February at the Charlotte Art League
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MHA's Featured Group Practice is Charlotte Psychotherapy & Consultation Group

The professionals of Charlotte Psychotherapy & Consultation Group (CPCG) provide psychological tools to improve the lives of adults and children. ...

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MHA's Featured Group Practice is Eastover Psychological & Psychiatric Group

Eastover Psychological & Psychiatric Group is an independent, multidisciplinary group practice of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, ...

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MHA's Featured Group Practice is Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services

Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services, located on a beautiful, spacious campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, provides intensive behavioral he ...

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MHA's Featured Group Practice is Presbyterian Psychological Services


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MHA's Featured Group Practice is Teen Health Connection

Teen Health Connection is a healthcare practice that provides medical and mental healthcare and prevention and health education services for adolescen ...

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MHA's Featured Group Practice is The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center

Specializing in anxiety and OCD-related disorders in Charlotte, NC.

Call or text them today at (704)631-3980 to learn about how th ...

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MHA's Featured Group Practice is The Renfrew Center

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26-March 4, 2017.  For a free, confidential screening, Read More


MHA's Featured Group Practice is Thriveworks

You can thrive.
We can help.

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MHA's Featured Group Practice is Wellness Counseling Center

Wellness Counseling Center

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Move to community mental health care supposed to improve treatment but. . .

Consumers of mental health services and their advocates say the new system has created barriers to care, separating hundreds of people with me ...

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National and Local Efforts to Dialogue about Mental Health

Mental Health America participated in a national conference hosted by the White House on June 3, 2012, nearly five months after the president issue ...

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Opportunity for Statewide Mental Health Recognition

The NC Mental Health Association Collaborative, consisting of 13 MHA affiliates from throughout the state to include MHA of Central Carolinas, is a ...

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PhotoVOICE: Youth Storytelling Project

Students 13 years and up are invited to learn photography skills and make new friends through a 5 session PhotoVoice project designed to promote menta ...

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QMT for a Refreshing Holiday Break

MHA Member Lisa Seropian, Psy.D. submitted an article on applying Quantum Mechanics Theory to help us take care of and enjoy ourselves during the h ...

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QPR Listed in National Registry

After more than 15 years and $15 million in research and development, the QPR Institute has been listed as an evidence-based practice in the Nation ...

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Run for Wellness

Join Rabbi Jonathan Freirich's team to Run for Wellness, benefitting MHA of Central Carolinas!

He is Breaking Stigma One Conversation (and ...

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Saving Lives!

MHA staff members, Sal Caraco, our Compeer Program Director and lead QPR Suicide Prevention trainer, as well as Executive Director and certified QP ...

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Sharing Grief after a Suicide

This article on a Huntersville Suicide Support Group demonstrates sharing grief after a suicide.

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Silence the Stigma: PRIDE Magazine features MHA

PRIDE Charlotte's African American Magazine, published their annual health issue for September/October 2013 with an article entitled, "Silence the ...

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

September 4-10, 2011 is Suicide Prevention Awareness Week.  Read our press release below to get a glimpse at why Master QPR Trainer Sal Caraco ...

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Suicide Prevention Film

The MHA was one of Area Mental Health's partners, along with Mecklenburg County Health Dept. and Public Service & Information, as they pro ...

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System of Care Training for Youth

MHA's ParentVOICE program will help lead the upcoming MCTI Youth series training.  Please help spread the word for youth in our community to atte ...

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Taming Holiday Stress

3 Tips to Reducing Holiday Stress, an article by MHA Board Member and Professional Group Member, Dr. Kevin Gyoerkoe. ...

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Vets Account for 1 in 5 Suicides

With veterans now accounting for one of every five suicides in the nation, the Department of Veterans Affairs is under pressure from the courts and ...

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You Can Support Local Families through MHA

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