News from mental health america A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Aug 12, 2014, 16:44 ET

Mental Health America Mourns Loss of Robin Williams

Statement of Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America: Robin Williams' tragic and untimely death after a decades-long battle...

Jul 14, 2014, 12:38 ET

Responses to Mental Health America's Online Screening Program Show Significant Need, Interest in Mental Health Services among Racial, Ethnic Minorities

There is significant interest and need in mental health services among people who identify as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority, data from...

Jun 24, 2014, 10:30 ET

Mental Health America Conference Examines Health Reform and Parity with Health Policy Expert Susan Dentzer, Leaders in Field and Mental Health Advocate Demi Lovato

Health policy expert Susan Dentzer, national thought leaders and mental health advocates, including recording artist, author and actress Demi...

Apr 21, 2014, 10:30 ET

This May is Mental Health Month: Mind Your Health

Mind Your Health—this year's theme for May is Mental Health Month—calls attention to the importance of mental health to overall health...

Mar 19, 2014, 10:00 ET

Paul Gionfriddo Named President and CEO of Mental Health America

Paul Gionfriddo, an experienced nonprofit leader and former state legislator and mayor, has been named the new President and CEO of Mental Health...

Dec 12, 2013, 17:14 ET

Mental Health America Faults Rep. Tim Murphy's Legislation for Jeopardizing Role for Consumers and Their Recovery

Statement of David Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO, Mental Health America: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) today introduced the Helping Families in Mental...

Nov 20, 2013, 12:34 ET

Statement of Mental Health America on R. Creigh Deeds

Statement of David L. Shern, Ph.D, interim president and CEO of Mental Health America: "We were stunned and saddened by the news of the tragic...

Nov 08, 2013, 10:26 ET

Mental Health America Applauds Release of Final Rules for Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

 Statement of David Shern, Ph.D., interim president and CEO of Mental Health America. Mental Health America applauds the release of the final...

Sep 16, 2013, 10:30 ET

Mental Health America Produces Comprehensive, Objective Resource Describing Principal Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Mental Health Conditions

Mental Health America today is publishing a new web resource that provides a comparative, research-based approach on complementary and alternative...

Aug 05, 2013, 15:01 ET

Mental Health America Urges Dr. Phil to Issue Retraction for Mental Illness Comments

Statement of Wayne W. Lindstrom, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America: "Mental Health America calls on syndicated talk show host Dr....

Jun 20, 2013, 15:11 ET

UPDATED INFO: San Antonio Forum to Address Access to Mental Health Treatment and Services; Texas, National Policy Experts to Speak on June 26

Mental Health America's Regional Policy Council will hold a forum on access to mental health treatment and services in Texas and around the country...

Jun 20, 2013, 11:14 ET

San Antonio Forum to Address Access to Mental Health Treatment and Services; Texas, National Policy Experts to Speak

Mental Health America's Regional Policy Council will hold a forum on access to mental health treatment and services in Texas and around the country...

Jun 05, 2013, 09:00 ET

Mental Health America to Honor Connecticut U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy with Legislator of the Year Award

Mental Health America will honor Connecticut U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy with the organization's Legislator of the Year Award...

Jun 03, 2013, 08:00 ET

Mental Health America to Participate in Today's White House National Conference on Mental Health

 Statement of Wayne W. Lindstrom, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America: Mental Health America is honored to participate in...

May 28, 2013, 11:05 ET

Patrick Kennedy, Geoffrey Canada, White House Drug Control Director, Mental Health Leader Headline National Mental Health Conference: "Why Wellness Works"

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, nationally recognized education expert Geoffrey Canada, White House National Drug Control Director R. Gil...

May 23, 2013, 11:21 ET

Mental Health America and U Squared Interactive Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Online, Evidence-Based Tools for Mental Health Issues

Mental Health America (MHA) and U Squared Interactive (U2) today announced a collaborative, private/nonprofit partnership to provide Americans...

May 21, 2013, 11:02 ET

Mental Health America Offers Resources in Responding to Impact of Oklahoma Tornadoes

 Statement of Wayne W. Lindstrom, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America: Mental Health America joins in Americans in mourning...

May 16, 2013, 11:00 ET

Mental Health, Social Work Leaders to Be Honored by Mental Health America

 Mental Health America will honor Pam Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Dr....

May 02, 2013, 09:29 ET

Mental Health America to Present Highest Honor to Susan Rogers of Philadelphia

Mental Health America will present Susan Rogers of Philadelphia with its highest honor, the Clifford W. Beers Award, for her leadership and service...

May 01, 2013, 12:22 ET

Mental Health America to Honor Outstanding Advocates at Annual Conference

Mental Health America will honor three outstanding mental health advocates and an innovative affiliate program at its 2013 Annual Conference, Why...