First Annual Mental Health Recovery Conference

March 28, 2014 - Held at UNCG

Art of Healthy Living Auction

April 11, 2014 - The Regency Room at Elm Street Center

Wellness Academy Golf Classic

October 10, 2014 - First annual golf fundraiser

Rocks in my Pockets

October 22, 2014 at Carousel Cinemas - Battleground

A Community of Recovery

"Peers uniquely connect with persons in distress in a non-stigmatizing, egalitarian manner because we have been through similar experiences.”

—Dr. Daniel Fisher, member, the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

Give A Little Hope – Annual Holiday Campaign

Mental Illness has no boundaries. Socioeconomic, gender, demographic…it affects us all. Once a terrifying diagnoses, mental illness is now a condition from which people recover and go on to live vital, thriving lives.

While 1 in 4 adults will experience a serious mental disturbance in their thoughts, feelings and ability to cope during their lifetime, only 30% of them will actually seek and carry through with treatment.

Today, please support those in our community who are seeking treatment and wanting to better their lives. Last year, we helped more than 16,000 people! Please join us in giving hope to more lives this Holiday season by contributing to the Mental Health Association in Greensboro.

Gift Giving Guide:

Buy wellness class workbooks and materials for 2 people: $50

Give 3 hours of training to a law enforcement group: $75

Purchase supplies for arts enrichment class: $100

Pay for mental health screening tools for 4 people: $250

Provide one-on-one peer support for 5 people: $500

Sponsor the Wellness Academy for 18 people for 6 weeks: $1,000

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Donate Now, Click Here! Your one-time donation will have an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of those we serve, helping us to meet the increasing demand for mental health services and sustain our critical programs.

A Story of Hope: Anne experienced frequent psychiatric hospitalizations over the past three years. Her symptoms were so severe she was unable to work and lost many friends and supports in her life. Each time she left the hospital she returned to a life of isolation and hopelessness, feeling frustrated and afraid. Prior to her most recent discharge from hospital, Anne heard about the Mental Health Association’s Peer Mentoring and Wellness Academy programs. Anne reports she has learned skills to manage her symptoms at the Wellness Academy and her peer mentor has helped her apply those tools. Since participating in our programs, Anne confirms a reduction in her symptoms, has not had to utilize inpatient services in 12 months, and is thriving in her part-time job!

 Since our founding in 1940, the Mental Health Association in Greensboro is an independent nonprofit agency providing FREE supportive services to those 18 years of age and older.

  • We serve more than 16,000 people a year.
  • We follow the recovery model, which means we are run by and for peers.
  • We emphasize STRENGTHS, not diagnoses. We offer a judgment-free environment.
  • We provide community education classes, Mental Health First Aid and suicide awareness and prevention training to hospitals, police departments, schools, universities, companies, among others.

 Join with us this Holiday season to give hope to those who want to better their lives.

Thank you for your compassion and generosity! Please give your gift today!

 The Mental Health Association is a 501 C-3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section at 888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the state.

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News

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Welcome to our new office!

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MylaErwin
"I battled depression from my preteen years onward. I cried every day for 30 years without knowing why. The day the medicine started working...
~ Myla Erwin, director of programs, Mental Health Association in Greensboro
DavidCray
"Through learning about my illness and applying recovery principles, I have come to have greater meaning and purpose in my life."
~ David Cray, peer support specialist, Mental Health Association in Greensboro
ChristaWhitesell
"My mental health challenges have taught me that a diagnosis is not a definition of self. It is a piece of self."
~ Christa Whitesell, director of supportive services, MHA in Greensboro
SusanBall
"I believe in taking life one moment at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time--all the while remembering: this too shall pass."
~ Susan Ball, executive director, Mental Health Association in Greensboro
glenn-close
"What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only individuals, but t...
~ Glenn Close, actress
BillClinton
"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all."
~ Bill Clinton, former US President
DanFisher
"Hope, hope, hope. It has to be there. Rob the person of hope, and there won't be any recovery."
~ Dan Fisher, psychiatrist and executive director, National Empowerment Center
Haldol
"The silence is what ends up costing us in the end. People need to speak out. The crux of the problem is that we don't treat mental health a...
~ Melody Moezzi, author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life
tutu
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."
~ Desmond Tutu, South African civil rights activist and retired Anglican bishop
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