Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County, Inc. (MHA) is a not-for-profit organization that has been promoting mental wellness since 1932!
Through a spectrum of culturally competent programs and services, we foster an environment to build skills and support people facing mental health challenges, empowering them to make informed decisions on their self-directed path to wellness.
- MHA has a presence in Monroe, Livingston, and Ontario counties.
- We’re an affiliate of Mental Health America.
The Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County, Inc. promotes mental wellness through a spectrum of culturally competent programs and services.
The Mental Health Association envisions a time when the stigma of mental illness will be eliminated, and all residents of our community will have access to a full continuum of high-quality, easily accessible, and culturally competent mental health services, regardless of their ability to pay.
- We believe that mental health affects us all – that achieving mental wellness requires work and that, over time, everyone moves between different points along the continuum of mental wellness.
- We believe that everyone has strengths and that each individual is ultimately their best advocate in preparing for lasting mental wellness. Therefore, all of our programs focus on increasing each person’s ability to take care of themselves as they move back and forth along the continuum of mental wellness. We want people to leave the Mental Health Association knowing how to recognize when they need help and the know-how to follow the steps to get it.
- We believe that people who have experienced mental illness are uniquely qualified to assist those struggling with mental health issues. Therefore, many of our employees and volunteers have experienced mental illness at some point in their lives to facilitate relationships between people with shared experiences so they can be supportive of each other.
- We believe that mental illness is an illness, like any other. Our programs work to overcome the stigma that often accompanies mental illness and seek to recognize mental illness as something common and treatable.
- We believe in the importance of accurate information in seeking lasting mental health. Our agency publishes several reference manuals containing current practical information about mental health services in our community. Our agency aims to keep abreast of mental health trends and serve as a clearinghouse of information for people seeking answers to mental health-related questions.
- Creative Wellness Opportunities
- Self-Help Drop-In Services
- Education & Training
- Employment Support
- Family Support
- Peer Support
- MHA Peer Training Academy