The Mental Health Association is an organization dedicated to improving the mental health of people in our community through advocacy, education and support services.
The Story of Our Symbol:
The Mental Health Bell
“Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.” —Inscription on Mental Health Bell
Mental Health Association
The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County has five (5) certified Mental Health First Aid instructors on board to begin training our community members Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). MHFA is an international program proven to be effective. Peer-reviewed studies published in Australia, where the program originated, show that individuals trained in the program:
Mental Health First Aid USA is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. NREPP is a searchable database of mental health and substance abuse interventions to help the public find programs and practices that may best meet their needs and learn how to implement them in their communities. All interventions in the registry have been independently assessed and rated for quality of research and readiness for dissemination. Read the summary for Mental Health First Aid.
The map below shows a state-by-state breakdown of the total number of individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid and instructors (in parentheses).
Recovery Peer Outreach