A Congressional Resolution Honors Mental Health America on its 100th Anniversary. The resolution, which was introduced by U.S. Representatives Patrick J. Kennedy [D-R.I.] and Mary Bono Mack [R-CA ], states that Mental Health America has “achieved lasting change and progress on behalf of individuals with mental health conditions and their families.”
David L. Shern, Phd. , president and CEO of Mental Health Amerrica said, we deeply appreciate the work of these members of Congress in introducing this resolution, they have been champions on these issues and we have been proud to work with them.
Mental Health America will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on February 19th. Founded in1909 by Clifford W. Beers, a young businessman who experienced firsthand the treatment of individuals with a mental illness. Mental Health America [then called the National Committee for Mental Hygiene] was the first association of its kind and the beginning of what we now know as the organized mental health movement in America.
Celebrating 100 years of mental health advocacy, Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With more than 300 affiliates nationwide, it represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation-everyday and in time of crisis. In 2009, its marking a century of achievement with a year-long Centennial Observance: “Celebrating the Legacy. Forging the Future.”