April 2018 | Mental Health America

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April 2018

How Georgetown University is Addressing High Costs in College Mental Health Care

By Kenna Chick, Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Member, Georgetown University

I met Elizabeth* after she set up an appointment with the Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

The Importance of Mental Health During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Kelly Davis, Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and any conversation about sexual trauma should include its impact on mental health.

Who Is Responsible for Addressing Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education?

By Leah Goodman, Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Member, University of Illinois at Chicago

As a kid, I played a board game called “Life” with my parents.

When Art and Mental Illness Collide: An Interview with Artist Derek Hess

By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Digital Marketing Manager

To honor Mental Health Awareness Month in May of 2017, artist Derek Hess posted a daily image to his social media outlets that showcased his ongoing battle with Dual Diagnosis, a term for those who live with both a mental illness and a substance use issue.

How Music Saved Me from Depression, Alcoholism, and Suicide

By Brandon Fox, Recording Artist

It started with a “something’s wrong” text.

That led to a question amongst the family - what’s going on?

1600 Reasons to Live - Why I Choose Beauty to Fight Depression

By Sahar Aker, Founder of I Choose Beauty

Five years ago, I didn’t know that this snow-covered bush would have such a profound effect on my life, my mood, and how I would forever see the world.

Put Employees First for Everyone’s Mental Health

By Sachin Doshi, MHA Director of Development

Mental Health America (MHA) has existed by one name or another since 1909. We’ll be 110 years old next February. Take a moment to think about that. That’s longer than most of us will ever live. Only a few hundred people today were alive when Clifford Beers started what would become a legacy that endured — and grew — far beyond him.

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