To improve mental wellness and eliminate stigma in our community through education, advocacy, and by improving access to integrated behavioral health services.
Every person has access to quality, integrated behavioral health care and knows “It’s Okay to Get Help!’; Every child is assessed for behavioral health problems and receives preventive treatment; Every doctor understands the connection between mind and body and uses this understanding to improve treatment outcomes, and; every policymaker knows that spending on behavioral health services improves overall community health.
What we do
The Mental Health Association of Palm Beach Count works to improve mental wellness and eliminate stigma in our community through education, advocacy, and outreach. Our ‘Mental Health GPS’ program is Guiding People to Services using screening, navigation, care coordination, and a new Helpline (561-801-HELP). Our Be Merge Initiative is working to integrate behavioral healthcare into primary care settings. Youth and adult support centers offer peer mentoring and recovery support groups. We also offer workshops on a wide variety of topics. Our programs include:
In addition, the MHA has an active Mental Health Learning and Resource Center that serves the entire community by providing resources and education to raise awareness and effect change. We anticipate that we will have thousands of people visit our Learning and Resource center since 2009 for Lunch and Learns and professional workshops. The MHA serves the entire population of Palm Beach County.
MHA Public Policy, Advocacy, and Education
The Mental Health Association works with community partners to advocate for solutions that will improve the lives of people living with mental illness. MHA works with public policy leaders, service providers, researchers, advocates, consumers, and educators to providing the latest news and information about mental health and wellness. Among the priorities of the Mental Health Association are:
Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.
909 Fern Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401