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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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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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Although MHA Office Closed, Staff Available

Due to the current Stay at Home Order issued by Mecklenburg County, MHA's staff is working remotely. MHA's Team is still available by phone and email ...

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Annual Recognition of Volunteers and Community Partners

MHA has nearly 200 volunteers engaged with our work each year and has countless partners who enable us to promote mental wellness in the community. Ea ...

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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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Be BOLD: Invest in Community Wellness

Your contribution to MHA has the power to change a local life! With one in five affected by a mental health concern each year, chances are you are dir ...

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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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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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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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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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MHA and local Trainer's Collaborative to reach 1,100 Firefighters

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA) and the members of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and QPR Suicide Prevention Training Collaborati ...

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MHA Introduces Six New Board Members

“We are extremely excited to welcome these new board members, who bring a diverse set of skills, talent and perspective to our work,” said ...

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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 6th Annual Wake Up for Wellness Breakfast Postponed

MHA's 6th Annual Wake Up for Wellness Breakfast is our signature fundraising event designed to inspire, educate, and reduce the stigma of talking abou ...

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MHA's Annual Volunteer and Community Awards


At MHA's annual “Chocolate Therapy” event on February ...

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MHA's Featured Group Practice is Charlotte Psychotherapy & Consultation Group (CPCG)

The professionals o ...

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



Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services ...

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MHA's Featured Group Practice is Presbyterian Psychological Services

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MHA's Featured Group Practice is The Renfrew Center




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Nearly 2,000 CMPD Complete Mental Health First Aid Training

MHA was honored to partner with the Mecklenburg County MHFA & QPR Instructors Collaborative to train nearly 2,000 Charlotte Mecklenburg Polic ...

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PhotoVoice: Youth Storytelling Project

MHA's PhotoVoice workshops provide an opportunity to express yourself creatively through photography. In a series of five 2.5-hour workshops, particip ...

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