Mental illness affects
1 IN 4 PEOPLE.
An estimated 27 million adults and 7.5 million children and youth in our nation have been diagnosed with a mental illness, outnumbering those with cancer, heart, and lung disease combined.
Despite an encouraging rate of success in treating those with mental illnesses, only one in five people actually seek professional help for mental or emotional problems.
Often they lack information to help them recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of mental illness and are unaware and confused about available treatment.
Our organization is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all Cortland County residents by improving their mental health and emotional well-being.
The Mental Health Association (MHA) of Cortland County is a private, non-profit organization, affiliated with the New York State and National Mental Health Associations.
Under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors, our mission is achieved through advocacy services, educational presentations, prevention programs, and information and resource referrals.
We participate in various community initiatives by providing educational information and materials related to emotional and behavioral health issues.
In collaboration with other community groups, we support and assist in coordinating efforts to combat the stigma associated with mental illness.
We provide the community with educational and informational resources relating to mental health and mental illness.
These resources are valuable not only for individuals, but also for agencies and organizations looking for information, services, and programs related to mental health.
The Mental Health Association (MHA) of Cortland County is a non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible.
Donations can be sent to:
P.O. Box 282
Cortland, NY 13045