Why MHA's Mission Matters

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Our mission is to provide help, offer hope, and promote mental wellness through

advocacy, education and prevention.
Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA) provides mental health programs in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties and surrounding areas in North Carolina. Our programs seek to raise awareness, provide support, and end the stigma associated with mental illness. More About Us

Focus Areas

Our Programs

Peer and Family Support

Programs offering support to those who either are themselves or know someone who is experiencing challenges related to mental health.


Mental health and suicide prevention education and training programs for students, teachers, first responders, faith leaders, and other professionals and community members.


Programs to educate the community and policymakers about the complexities of mental health and to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness.


MHA offers free counseling services for uninsured/underinsured individuals ages 8 and older, families, and couples in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties.

Learn More about how MHA is Caring for Communities of Color
Resources to help you navigate the complex mental health landscape and build resilient communities.

Our Impact

The Challenge

Mental illness is a common issue that is frequently misunderstood and impacts almost all of us. 
1 in 5
Americans experience a diagnosable mental health disorder each year
of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14
of youth (6-17 years) experience a mental health disorder

How We Help

MHA offers support to more than 4,000 community members annually through its programs and events designed to provide help, offer hope, and support mental wellness.
first responders and community members trained in suicide prevention and mental health first aid since 2017
of participants in MHA’s Compeer peer support program report a positive impact on their lives
of ParentVOICE program participants demonstrate increased attendance and decision-making with schools and providers

Our 2023 Impact Report

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Ways to donate include monthly, one-time donations and giving societies


Ways to get involved with ongoing or special event opportunities


Partnership opportunities for businesses to promote employee and community wellness

Featured Events

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Virtual Training

QPR Suicide Prevention Training


Self-Care Workshop