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Founded in 1909 by Clifford W. Beers, Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. During his stays in public and private institutions, Beers witnessed and was subjected to horrible abuse. From these experiences, Beers set into motion a reform movement that took shape and is known today as Mental Health America.

MHA’s programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.

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As a SHOPDiscover unique gifts…

Let’s break the silence! It’s time to talk about mental health and say no to shame and stigma. We created all of the gear on our store to help spread awareness for mental health, but we can’t do it alone. Shop your favorite products, and share the message of hope and healing. Your purchase will help fight the stigma surrounding mental health, raise awareness, and inspire others to fight in the open. Merchandise is cataloged within these categories: T-Shirts * Stickers and Magnets * Pins and Buttons * Accessories and Extras, and * Books.

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Be a DONORShow that you care…

Your gift means we can bring hope to the 1 in 5 Americans living with a mental health condition. Together we are fighting smarter, better and harder than we ever have before. Without your help, over a century of service to those in need would not have been possible. Thank you for your support.


  • Associate Membership: Associate members are organizations whose mission supports and/or reflects MHA’s mission and Before Stage 4 philosophy. Membership is open to for-profit and non-profit organizations, community-based behavioral health providers, as well as other professions and fields.
  • Partnership: Building on our legacy of advocating for improvements for those living with mental health concerns, we are highly vested in developing a comprehensive network of partners. The partnerships formed between interested stakeholders advance our mission and cause to enable our communities to be better equipped and proactive in their overall health.


Specified amounts are designated or you may give an amount of your choice. Monthly gifts are encouraged and you may consider donating as an honor or memorial gift.

  • Donate To Honor Someone: An honorary donation to Mental Health America supports a great mission — fighting stigma and improving the lives of all Americans — and can be a touching way to honor a loved one or valued friend or a great gift for the person who has everything. Honorary gifts can be given for birthdays, weddings, or as tokens of appreciation.
  • Create A Memorial Fund Or Make A Memorial Donation: A memorial fund supporting Mental Health America can be a thoughtful and touching way to remember a lost loved one while supporting the organization’s mission.
  • Legacy Giving: Your legacy is your statement to the world on what matters to you. Making a legacy gift to Mental Health America (MHA) shares your belief that mental health is vital to an individual’s health and well-being. Your gift makes a statement that you believe in prevention, early identification and intervention, and treatment for all – with recovery for all as the goal.
    • Bequest In Will: You may create a trust and transfer to it property and investments. The income from the trust would be paid to you or another lifetime income beneficiary for a designated period or for your life, and at your death the balance of the property and investments would go to MHA. Discuss this option with your financial advisor.
    • Life Insurance: You may make MHA the beneficiary of one or more life insurance policies. If your financial and family circumstances have changed through the years, you may choose to designate MHA as the beneficiary of a new or an existing life insurance policy.
    • Retirement Plan: You may leave a percentage portion or the entire balance of an IRA account or a 401k Plan to MHA by designating it as a beneficiary.
    • Charitable Lead Trust: You may create a Charitable Lead Trust and transfer property or investments to the trust for a set period of time. The annual earnings from the trust would go to MHA. When the trust terminates, the property and investments would be transferred to your designated beneficiaries. There is a possibility of being able to reduce or bypass gift and estate taxes using this vehicle.
    • Charitable Remainder Trust: You may create a trust and transfer to it property and investments. The income from the trust would be paid to you or another lifetime income beneficiary for a designated period or for your life, and at your death the balance of the property and investments would go to MHA.
  • Bell of Hope Memorial Funds: Honor the life of departed loved ones and friends whose lives were affected by mental illness or suicide by creating a Memorial Fund web page. Family and friends can visit, leave notes of support, share stories, and donate to help address the needs of those living with mental illness and to promote the overall mental health of all Americans.
  • Clifford Beers Society: “I must Fight in The Open.” Clifford Beers used those words to respond to critics who suggested he start his mental health movement anonymously. Over 100 years later, his legacy still guides the way as Mental Health America advances prevention for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal. Mental Health America created the Clifford Beers Society to honor the generous giving of our most ardent and committed supporters, both individuals and organizations. We invite you to “fight in the open” and become a member of the Clifford Beers Society.
  • Community Health Charities: Mental Health America is a member of Community Health Charities which offers payroll-deduction giving options to employees in a number of businesses.
  • Combined Federal Campaign: Federal employees can donate a portion of their paycheck, pre-tax, to Mental Health America. Choose 10564 on your donation form.
  • Ebay for Charity: You can connect with Mental Health America when you sell online through eBay’s Giving Works. eBay allows sellers to designate portions of their profits (up to 90%) to your chosen charity.
  • GuideStar: Mental Health America is a GuideStar Platinum Participant.
  • JustGiving: Just Giving is an online tool for charitable wedding registries and a way to make an anonymous donation, if you prefer.
  • Network for Good: Network For Good allows you to donate to Mental Health America through other sites such as Facebook.
  • Slickdeals Gives Back: Go to Slickdeals Gives Back to register for free, select Mental Health America as your designated non-profit and start shopping. Every time you shop via the program you earn points for us, and you’ll even generate double points when you shop at Amazon, eBay and Target.
  • Donate Cryptocurrency: By donating cryptocurrency, you can change the trajectory of lives. Join Mental Health America by donating your Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Z-cash (ZEC), Filecoin (FIL), Dogecoin (DOGE), Solana (SOL), or any tokens currently accepted on the Gemini Exchange.
  • TOBI: You can help support Mental Health America by shopping with Tobi. Tobi will donate 1% of your eligible purchases to us at no cost to you. First time customers get 50% off their first order too!
  • Amazon Smile: Mental Health America is an AmazonSmile Charity. If you make purchases through Amazon using this link, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to MHA at no cost to you.
  • Donate a Car: For more than three decades, the Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) Donation Division has provided comprehensive processing services for the country’s leading non-profit organizations to sell donated vehicles at auction, providing them with a valuable funding stream..
  • Goodsearch & Goodshop: With GoodShop andGoodSearch, you can make money using a search engine or donate up to 37% of your purchases to Mental Health America while shopping.
  • Humble Bundle: MHA is a Humble Bundle Partner. When you purchase video games or subscriptions through our unique link, Mental Health America will receive 15% of each enabled Bundle purchase, 5% for each enabled Store purchase, and $10 for every new Humble Monthly subscriber.
  • KnowBrainer Campaign: You learn, Medcircle donates! Medcircle’s #KnowBrainer encourages individuals to watch a 2-minute educational video about your brain, and then they get to choose a mental health charity to donate to, including Mental Health America!
  • One Today App: Download the One Today App by Google on the Apple or Google Play stores to give to various causes, including MHA, and match donations
  • Support Your Local MHA: Mental Health America‘s affiliates have a presence in communities across the country, providing services to ensure quality treatment for those who need it.
  • IDONTMIND: Your mind matters. Talk about it. IDONTMIND is a mental health awareness campaign with a mission to inspire open and honest conversations about mental health in new and creative ways.

Volunteer: Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Mental Health America. Our mission is to support the mental wellbeing of everyone, but we can’t do it alone! We need your help to raise awareness and fight in the open.

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