MHA’s Affiliate Network comprises local and state mental health organizations working to influence public policy and ensure access to fair and effective treatment for the millions of Americans suffering from mental health conditions. With more than 143 affiliates in 38 states, 7,500 affiliate staff, and over 10,000 volunteers, MHA’s Affiliate Network is committed to bringing support and advocacy to communities around the country.
Each MHA affiliate offers a unique blend of services and programs focused on meeting the needs of their community and/or states. In many cases, affiliates function as information and referral hubs, provide direct mental health treatment, run rehabilitative and recovery programs, and conduct outreach and public education. Many also provide family advocacy services to parents and children with serious emotional disturbances, mentoring relationships for adults recovering from mental illnesses, and professional education to those working in the mental health field.