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 11th annual E-Racing the Blues© 5K/10K Run/Walk was held on October 27 and raised over $93,000 bringing the total funds raised for MHA’s vital programs during the past 11 years to over $840,000. 32 teams participated in 2013 and played a large role in the significant dollars raised. To view all of the teams and sponsors, as well as results, go to www.eracingtheblues.org. Mark your calendar for 10/26 for the 2014 race!
On Thursday November 14, 2013, the Mental Health Association in Delaware sponsored the 12th annual Community Mental Health Conference. The conference took place at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Wilmington, focused on the theme Journey Toward Health and Wholeness; Mind, Body, and Spirit. Learn More