One Mile An Hour, Suicide Awareness Event

One Mile An Hour, Suicide Awareness Event

It was a simple concept… at first. We wanted to run one mile every hour for 24 straight hours. I’m not really sure what the genesis of the idea was, but we knew we wanted to do it. And we knew we wanted people to know about it. The positive mental health benefits of...
Dead Addicts Don’t Recover: The Case for Harm Reduction

Dead Addicts Don’t Recover: The Case for Harm Reduction

MHA Harm Reduction Series, Part II One of the principal objectives of harm reduction is to reduce the spread of infectious disease. Harm reduction data reveals a compelling inverse correlation between harm reduction methodology and HIV & Hepatitis C rates —as a...
Beyond Abstinence: Harm Reduction & Recovery

Beyond Abstinence: Harm Reduction & Recovery

MHA Harm Reduction Series, Part III You’ve likely heard of healthcare parity—the initiative to treat mental health and substance use disorders with the same quality and coverage of care as physical illnesses. Parity, despite being written into law, is far from the...
What is Harm Reduction?

What is Harm Reduction?

MHA Harm Reduction Series, Part I Harm Reduction refers to innovative, evidence-based interventions aimed at minimizing the harmful, negative consequences of substance use, untreated mental illness, associated high-risk behaviors, and systemic injustices. Harm...
How Can I Help?

How Can I Help?

What You Can (And Shouldn’t) Do To Help A Loved One Deal With Mental Illness Many of us in recovery have experienced the well-meaning interference of friends and family.  But what really helps and what actually might make the situation even worse?  Most people mean...
Support The MHA’s Events

Support The MHA’s Events

Please consider sponsoring or participating in one or more events to help us continue our important trainings to help people recognize the signs of someone thinking about suicide and what to do about it. We must end the stigma tied to mental health issues in order to...