September 2018 | Mental Health America

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September 2018

10 Student Leaders Changing Mental Health on Campus

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

Mental Health America (MHA) is proud to announce the members of its 2018-2019 Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC). CMHIC is dedicated to highlighting students who have created programs that fill gaps in traditional services and supports on their campuses.

21 Ways To Be Kind To Our Mental Health

By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Digital Marketing Manager

Research indicates that those who consistently help other people experience less depression, greater calm, fewer pains and better health. They may even live longer.

How I Found Hope in the Headlines

By Taylor Adams, MHA Programs and Operations Manager

(Trigger warning: death, suicide)

Indulging in celebrity and popular culture has long been my coping strategy to escape daily stressors. Not only do I enjoy mindlessly skimming the latest celebrity gossip, but I greatly admire the actors and musicians who create the movies and music I lose myself in after a long day.

Why Aren’t Accountable Care Organizations Improving Mental Health?

By Nathaniel Counts, MHA Senior Policy Director, and Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

The average rate of depression remission at twelve months for people not receiving any mental health treatment in this country is 53 percent. But in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), it’s only 9 percent. Mental Health America (MHA) wants to know why.

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