Our Mission


Established in 1950, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Mental Health America — the oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.

Our professional staff has been on the forefront of creating a meaningful system of mental health care that strategically focuses on eliminating social barriers and mental health discrimination. With over 15 free programs and services, we create healthy communities of the future.

Together with our affiliates, we represent a growing movement in the United States that promotes mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation every day and in times of crisis.



To promote mental health as a critical component of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.

Our mission is accomplished through our strength-based programs, education, advocacy, community partnerships, and the shaping of public policy.


To build a just, humane, and healthy society in which people are accorded dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma, prejudice, and other barriers to care and recovery.


  • Encourage growth and independence through housing and financial stability.
  • Expand social services, community outreach, and education.
  • Improve the function and quality of life for individuals and families.
  • Provide healthy opportunities for youth at risk.


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