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    Mental Health America
    Mental Health America

    Mental Health America

    Mental Health America is the leading community-based non-profit focused on promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness.

    If you're concerned about your mental health, take a free, confidential screen at MHAScreening.org #B4Stage4

    It's #TimetoTalk to your children/students about mental health. Mental Health America has tips on how to start the conversation.

    "You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are." -Yogi Bhajan

    "Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." -Carl Gustav Jung

    "When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the one person who doesn't." -Jodi Picoult

    "Too many people overvalue what they are not, and undervalue what they are." -Malcolm Forbes

    "To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." -Oscar Wilde

    "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt

    "Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Suess

    "A successful person in one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her." -David Brinkley

    There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.

    When "I" is replaced by "we," even illness becomes wellness

    Notice the sacred in and around you

    "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds." -Bob Marley

    Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.

    Sometimes, we don't need to add new activities to get more pleasure. We just need to soak up the joy in the ones we've already got.

    There is no health without mental health.

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." -Martin Luther King Jr.

    "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." -Martin Luther King Jr.

    The body achieves that which the mind believes

    H.R. 2646 is an important start to making comprehensive ‪mental health ‬reform a reality in America. Learn more:

    “Just knowing I was doing something to remedy some of the mistakes I’d made, made me feel a lot better about moving forward.” K.H. British Columbia

    People of color experience unique challenges in getting mental health help in the United States because of stigma and language barriers, among other reasons.

    What is the most important thing you would like to share with others experiencing depression? Sophie Eggleton at The Mighty shares her thoughts:

    Check out the presentations from our fantastic panel speakers! You can find them under the individual sections of the conference agenda: www.mentalhealtha...

    MHA's Annual Conference 2015 was a huge success! Check out this conference summary: www.mentalhealtha...

    "You don't have to be great to start, but have to start to be great." -Zig Ziglar

    When celebrities like Jared Padalecki speak out about their own experiences with mental health concerns, it helps others realize that they are not alone

    Is this affecting you? From our partners BP Magazine for Bipolar

    Racism, including more subtle incidents called microaggressions, can cause individuals to have toxic stress responses. Toxic stress is linked to conditions such as depression. This blog post from the American Psychological Association explains the impacts that racism has on an individual's mental and physical health, and offers some strategies for coping. Read more

    From our partners at The Mighty, check out these little tattoos that may help people feel encouraged when they may need it most;

    BE THE HOPE - that's what Gayathri Ramprasad, Founder & President of ASHA International wants you to take away from her recent TEDx Mt. Hood talk, check out the video

    Why is recovery important, because "The vast majority of people living with mental health conditions, even people diagnosed with serious mental illness, can enjoy a high quality of life in the community with access to the right kinds of services and supports. Read more from our partners Recovery Now

    If you haven't seen Disney Pixar’s Inside Out movie yet, let's hope you take some time this weekend to do so - it is a great way to help you start the conversation with your child about their emotions and their mental health. Read or listen to this story from NPR that addresses the science behind the movie

    Mental & physical health go hand in hand. Get motivated with this soldier’s fitness success story

    Be empowered. Tell your story. Join Be Vocal Speak Up initiative with Demi Lovato!

    "The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality." Watch this Tedx Talk by Andrew Solomon:

    Mental Disorders in Children - CDC Releases First-Ever Report By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, May 16 2013 (Reuters) - Up to 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder, and the number of kids diagnosed with one has been rising for more than a decade, according to a report released on Thursday by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. %2...

    More children treated for anxiety because of exam pressure - Pressure on pupils to do well in exams at top independent schools has led to an increase in the number of children being treated for anxiety.