About MHAG

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro provides services and programs that promote mental health and support recovery from mental illnesses. When mental illness affects you or someone you know or love, the Mental Health Association in Greensboro is here  to provide you with the most up-to-date information, programs, and services that better inform and provide support for you and other members of our community.

 

Vision

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro envisions a just, humane, and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice.

Mission

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro provides leadership in identifying and addressing mental health needs and serves as an advocate for those dealing with mental health challenges by promoting hope and recovery.

History

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has been a partner and neighbor in Greensboro and Guilford County for over 70 years. Established in 1940 as the Mental Health Hygiene Society, our original goal was to bring a psychiatric clinic to our community. The clinic became a service of the Guilford County Health Department in 1952, and the “Society” began its long crusade as a strong advocate for understanding, education, and fairness in treatment. During the 1960s, the Society worked to establish a psychiatric unit at the Moses Cone Hospital. In 1977, the Society changed its name to the Mental Health Association in Greensboro. Our focus expanded to developing communication channels between other agencies in order to better serve the mentally ill. Two significant programs were established in 1980, Family-to-Family and Gate House, which provided weekly support groups to families and a drop-in center for consumers. During this decade, the Compeer program was also started. In the 1990s, the Mental Health Association in Greensboro developed a job readiness skills training program, supportive services, Support Source, and a referral service. Many of the programs and attention the Association has developed over the decades have become permanent programming for other service agencies.

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro today continues to focus on advocacy for consumers and families, while providing education, training, information, and services to the community and to individuals. We welcome your interest and invite you to return again and again to our Web page as changes occur and new opportunities arise.