The holiday season can be difficult for many people, but the Mental Health Association in Delaware is right here to brighten up that darkest night. We can help you with referrals to mental health providers, we have a variety of support groups both virtually and in-person (check www.mhainde.org for a full listing of groups). We also provide a number of other educational programs and workshops including Peer Support certification training classes, “Master Your Stress” workshops, and suicide prevention trainings. Our conferences include A Higher-Ed conference, our 28th annual empowering community wellness symposium, and military & veterans suicide prevention conference. We also participate in National Depression Screening Day. We continue to advocate around the state for those experiencing mental health disorders and connect with many local advocates during our MHA Chats series.

During this season of giving, any little act of kindness can go a long way, for we never know what kinds of battles anyone is facing. We can instill hope and save lives if we can erase the stigma of finding help for mental health. Mind and body are truly one.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. In DE, suicide is the third leading cause of death for ages 10-24.  MHA provides training to 40/50 people per month statewide. By educating and advocating for those in need, we can greatly cut down those statistics, but we need your help.

Please consider donating to MHA at:

https://www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx?EventID=NBI89548440

to help us continue this vital work.

The Board and Staff wish you and your loved ones a safe, hopeful and peaceful holiday!

Staff Blogger: Roberta Fishgold, Development Manager

Roberta has a long work history with MHA after a career in the corporate world of Human Resources Management in NYC. She is enjoying the time with her MHA family, being able to have an impact on mental health awareness in addition to watching the agency evolve through the years. Her hobbies are cooking, baking and collecting inspirational quotes (which are hung all over her office)!