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Free Counseling Opportunity for Eligible Community Members

MHA of Central Carolinas is honored to have funding from Mecklenburg County and Disability Rights and Resources, to extend our outreach related to the mental health effects of COVID-19.

Board Spotlight

John Cheek and his wife Haley were introduced to MHA through the 2017 Wake Up for Wellness breakfast. John joined MHA’s board in July 2020 and in fall 2020, John volunteered to be the project manager for MHA’s new website design, made possible by the Vanguard Hometown Grant of $25,000. The yearlong project had at it’s center, Virtual Emotional Toolboxes for Building Resilient Communities. The goals with the new website were to make resources and support more accessible and inclusive. When John was asked why he’s passionate about the work MHA does he said, “I’m grateful to be a part of MHA’s work to promote prevention for all and early intervention for those at risk. My father struggled with depression and alcoholism, but did not seek help until later in life. Like him, many people wait until they reach a mental health crisis before seeking help. Early recognition and treatment can be life changing.”

MHA Director’s Blog

Through 2021, Kathy Roger’s monthly blog has been focused on a different word each month. The word for October: FEAR. “With Halloween around the corner, we sometimes seek out scary things. . .However, when we become controlled by FEAR, it’s not fun anymore and can take over our lives.” Read the blog at https://conta.cc/3j7m8I3.

Employers Can Support Employee Wellness

MHA has long offered trainings for local employers and has supported community members through programs and services.

Ask Me What’s Up, A Student Mental Health Initiative

Ask Me What’s Up was designed as the first phase of a community initiative aimed at shining a light on this growing mental health epidemic facing too many students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

MHA affiliates are committed to addressing the trauma and lived experience of marginalized communities

The following statement can be attributed to Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America (our national affiliate):

MHA Hosts Free Virtual Series – Mental Health Matters

Join MHA’s Executive Director Kathy Rogers Tuesdays from 12:00-12:30 p.m. for Mental Health Matters.

Although MHA Office Closed, Staff are Here for You

Due to the current Stay at Home Order issued by Mecklenburg County, MHA’s staff is working remotely. MHA’s Team is still available by phone and email during regular business hours Monday-Friday at 704-365-3454 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nearly 2,000 CMPD Complete Mental Health First Aid Training

MHA was honored to partner with the Mecklenburg County MHFA & QPR Instructors Collaborative to train nearly 2,000 Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department officers, over the past several years.