Why I Became a Board Member

Why I Became a Board Member

MHA is blessed to have a great staff, volunteers, community members, and of course, our board members, who have both a passion for and expertise in the mental health field. Today we have two of MHA’s board members, Lisa Thorton and Dr. Jim Ellison, who will be talking...
Thoughts on a Brother’s Suicide

Thoughts on a Brother’s Suicide

My dear brother Jeff passed away suddenly Sunday morning, October 31, 2021 after struggling with mental health issues. Those of you who knew Jeff know that he was a kind and gentle soul. Jeff was so good at so many things, and growing up I was always jealous of his...
Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month

While many people see disabled people as someone to pity or feel sorry for, there are many people with disabilities who are proud of their differences, and see them as a source of strength in their lives. In fact, there is a Disability Pride Day held each year on July...
Social Work Month 2021

Social Work Month 2021

For many years now, social workers have played an important role in the health and behavioral health of individuals and communities. Social workers bring their expertise of crisis intervention, advocacy, and educational programming to help make difference in the lives...
The Benefits of a Support Group

The Benefits of a Support Group

In 2013, I joined the Mental Health Association in Delaware’s Wednesday Pike Creek Depression and Bipolar Support Group.  At the time, I felt like not only was I struggling to fire on all cylinders, I wasn’t firing on any cylinders.  My mind raced night and day with...