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 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© for Mental Health was held on October 25 on Wilmington’s Riverfront for the 13th time featuring a 5K run and walk and a 10K run. To view exciting photos from the event, visit www.eracingtheblues.org. Thank you to our many sponsors, donors and participants who have helped us near the $1,000,000 mark! Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 30 for the 2016 event.
3rd Annual Rob Hill Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, May 6 at Rock Manor Golf Course raising vital funds for our programs. The 2016 tournament will be held on May 4.
E-Racing the Blues South took place on Saturday, May 9 in Rehoboth Beach. Participants walked and learned more about mental health and suicide prevention. The 2016 event will take place on Saturday, April 30.
On Thursday, November 12, 2015, the Mental Health Association in Delaware held it’s 14th annual Community Mental Health Conference. CMH is more than a conference; it is a one of a kind event that started off at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware on October 12, 2002. Originally coined, People of Color Mental Health Conference, this gem began to shed light on the topic of mental illness, as reported by the Surgeon General, as a public health concern and to end the stigma associated with it in our communities. The event was held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront and the topic was “Understanding Mental Wellness”. Mark your calendar for November 10 for the 2016 event.