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Mental Health America

2000 N. Beauregard Street,  6th Floor, 
Alexandria, VA 22311 us
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Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis. We began our work in 1909 when Clifford W. Beers, a young businessman who struggled with a mental illness and shared his story with the world in his autobiography “A Mind That Found Itself,” created a national citizens’ group to promote mental health and improve conditions for children and adults living with these health problems. It was a revolutionary act and attracted prominent national leaders of the time. Our name communicates how fundamental mental health is to the overall health and well-being of every American. The bell image in our logo is a graphic representation of an actual 300 lb. bell, the Mental Health America Bell. Forged more than 50 years ago with iron chains and shackles that bound people in mental asylum, it serves as a vital reminder of our past and the progress we have made, and a powerful symbol of our vital mission.

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