WHO WE ARE
Established in 1950, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Mental Health America. 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 for the future.
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.
STATEMENT ON RACISM
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.