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.
In Support of Suicide Prevention Month, Delaware Presents:
2014 Veterans Mental Health Summit
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
8:30AM – 4PM
Embassy Suites – Newark, DE
Registration is closed. The summit is sold out.
E-Racing the Blues© - Join us on Octboer 26 on Wilmington’s Riverfront for the 12th annual race. Sign up at www.eracingtheblues.org to walk, run or donate. Prizes, refreshments, and commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt to the first 750 participants.
On Thursday November 13, 2014, the Mental Health Association in Delaware will present the 13th annual Community Mental Health Conference. The conference will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront and focused on the theme Back to Basics. Learn More