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.
Art Auction Going On Right Now! – Do you remember our Food, Wine & Art Fest event? Well, we have some paintings leftover from that event that we are looking to sell and are doing so through an online auction. Click here to bid on some awesome prints and original pieces. You must login or set up a free account to participate. The winning bidder will be notified on 3/10 after 4:00 when the auction closes. Or you can click on the “buy now” link to buy it now!
E -Racing the Blues© South for Mental Health – Join us for a stroll down Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach to Grove Park and back to the Bandstand on Saturday, April 29 at 9:00. Win lots of prizes donated by area merchants and learn about mental health and suicide prevention. How about starting a team in honor of a loved one lost or living with mental health issues? Registration open February 21.
Workshops – MHA provided a workshop on behavioral health in older adults on 12/13. See below to view the presentations provided by the speakers.
E -Racing the Blues© for Mental Health was held on Sunday, October 30 on Wilmington’s Riverfront for the 14th time featuring a 5K run and walk and a 10K run. To view exciting photos from this year’s race, visit www.eracingtheblues.org. Thank you to our many sponsors, donors and participants who have helped us reach the $1,000,000 mark! Mark your calendar for Sunday, 10/29 for our 15th annual event.
The 2016 Veterans Mental Health Summit was held on Wednesday, September 14 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The conference was free to the public and included workshops from experts on suicide prevention and resources in the military community, along with local exhibitors, lunch and 3 CEU’s.
The 15th annual Community Mental Health Conference was held on Thursday, November 10th , 2016 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Participants enjoyed a full day of workshops, guest speakers, and panel discussion on this year’s theme of “Bridging the Gaps – through Resources and Networking”. Antonio Lambert a Lead Facilitator, Consultant, and Life Coach delivered the keynote address of the day with his powerful message on the never ending process of recovery.