Who We Are

Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI), a leading non-profit, statewide organization, has worked to promote mental health, prevent mental disease and improve the care and treatment of those suffering from mental and emotional disorders. Continued cuts in state and federal funding of resources and treatment for mental illness makes MHAI’s work more important than ever. MHAI continues to find innovative approaches to ensure mental health services are available in our communities.

Our Work

The Mental Health Summit

MHAI co-founded and currently Chairs the Mental Health Summit (MHS), an advocacy coalition dedicated to improving the mental health system of care in Illinois.

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NIMH Outreach

The NIMH Outreach Partnership program works to increase the public’s access to science-based mental health information through partnerships with national and state nonprofit organizations.

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MHAI develops and supports policy positions on key mental health issues working with legislators, state agencies and other not-for-profit groups to advocate for improved policies.

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Our Blog

Our recent posts from the Mental Health Summit and our volunteers at MHAI


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