Youth often struggled in silence for long periods before figuring out how to tell someone about their experiences. Parents were surprised and disturbed by the difficulty in identifying early signs. Everyone hated how hard it was to find good care and navigate our complex system.
Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. We advocate for prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated services, care and treatment for those who need them, and recovery as the goal.
We believe that gathering and providing up-to-date data and information about disparities faced by individuals with mental health problems is a tool for change.