Welcome to the MHA
The Mental Health Association in Delaware promotes improved mental well being for all individuals and families in Delaware through education, support, and advocacy.
The Mental Health Association in Delaware (MHA) is a statewide, nonprofit organization founded in 1932 to promote mental health. MHA provides services throughout Delaware, and our focus is education, support and advocacy for mental health issues.
MHA is an affiliate of Mental Health America. With over 240 affiliates, Mental Health America represents the largest and oldest voluntary citizen's organization concerned with mental health and mental illness.
Mental illness is a major public health problem, with one in five Americans experiencing depression or anxiety disorders every year. This means more than 100,000 Delawareans, including children, are affected by these illnesses annually.
Depression, if left untreated, is as costly to the American economy as heart disease or AIDS. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the annual cost of depression in the United States is estimated to be $43.7 billion dollars in lost productivity, absenteeism, treatment cost and mortality.
E-Racing the Blues©
The 10th annual E-Racing the Blues© 5K/10K Run/Walk was held on October 28 and raised nearly $100,000 bringing the total funds raised for MHA’s vital programs during the past 10 years to $750,000. Despite the weather, as the hurricane Sandy was just beginning, nearly 300 people crossed the finish line to the cheers of the volunteers and committee who braved the elements! 28 teams participated in 2012 and played a large role in the significant dollars raised. Videos and photographs from the race can be seen on the race’s website at www.eracingtheblues.org. Mark your calendar for 10/27 for the 2013 race!
On Thursday November 14, 2013, the Mental Health Association in Delaware will be sponsoring the 12th annual Community Mental Health Conference. The conference will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Wilmington, and will focus on the theme Journey Toward Health and Wholeness; Mind, Body, and Spirit.