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):

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.

Be BOLD: Invest in Community Wellness

Your contribution to MHA has the power to change a local life! With one in five affected by a mental health concern each year, chances are you are directly helping someone you know and love when you invest in mental health advocacy, prevention and education.

MHA and local Trainer’s Collaborative to reach 1,100 Firefighters

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA) and the members of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and QPR Suicide Prevention Training Collaborative are teaming up to train all Charlotte firefighters in Mental Health First Aid.

Local Officer’s Compassionate Use of Mental Health First Aid

MHA’s certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructors have reached over 1,100 Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Officers during the fiscal year ending June 30.


Intervening effectively during early stages of mental illness can save lives and change the trajectories of people living with mental illnesses.

Contact MHA to Learn Life Saving Skills or to become a Suicide Prevention Trainer!

Not only does the MHA have 13 staff and volunteers who are certified as QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) suicide prevention trainers, we are also able to certify additional trainers thanks to our Master QPR Trainers on staff.

Brunnemer Makes $75,000 Donation to MHA!

Mr. H. Keith Brunnemer, Jr. created a historical moment for the MHA when he was moved to help by donating $75,000 to the MHA after reading about the agency’s $115,319 reduction in United Way allocations and designations for this fiscal year.