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.
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.
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.
Benjamin Ogunrinde has been an MHA part-time Compeer Assistant for the past 5 years and is now serving as an MHA Ambassador.
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.
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.