The Mental Health Association in Greensboro envisions a just, humane, and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice.

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro provides leadership in identifying and addressing mental health needs in Greensboro and serves as an advocate for the mentally ill. The Association seeks to maximize the mental wellness of individuals, families and communities through education, services, and collaboration with mental health professionals. The Association serves as a portal for those seeking mental health information and services.

Nadia Rayyan
Administrative Assistant
Scott Ciallella
Peer Support Specialist
Susan M. Ball
Executive Director
Jan Cooke
Accounting Manager
Christa Whitesell
Director of Supportive Services
Myla Erwin
Director of Programs
Craig Pritchard
Peer Support Specialist
David Cray
Peer Support Specialist

Board Members pdf.

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro has been a partner and neighbor in Greensboro and Guilford for over 70 years. Established in 1940 as the Mental Health Hygiene Society, our original goal was to bring a psychiatric clinic to our community. The clinic became a service of the Guilford County Health Department in 1952, and the "Society" began its long crusade as a strong advocate for understanding, education, and fairness in treatment. During the 1960s, the Society worked to establish a psychiatric unit at the Moses Cone Hospital. In 1977, the Society changed its name to the Mental Health Association in Greensboro. Our focus expanded to developing communication channels between other agencies in order to better serve the mentally ill. Two significant programs were established in 1980, Family-to-Family and Gate House, which provided weekly support groups to families and a drop-in center for consumers. During this decade, the Compeer program was also started. In the 1990s, the Mental Health Association in Greensboro developed a job readiness skills training program, supportive services, Support Source, and a referral service. Many of the programs and attention the Association has developed over the decades have become permanent programming for other service agencies.

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro today continues to focus on advocacy for consumers and families, while providing education, training, information, and services to the community and to individuals. We welcome your interest and invite you to return again and again to our Web page as changes occur and new opportunities arise.

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro provides services and programs that promote mental health and support recovery from mental illnesses. When mental illness affects you or someone you know or love, the Mental Health Association in Greensboro is here to provide you with the most up-to-date information, programs, and services that better inform and provide support for you and other members of our community.

Current Programs

Supportive Services
Self-Help Support Groups
Training for Self-Help Support Group Facilitation
Compeer Connections and Friends
Hands of Hope
Peer Outreach and Support

Information and Referral
Phone Referrals Available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday- Thursday
8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Friday
Online Referrals Available 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
Educational Materials

Public Education and Awareness
Mental Health Awareness Planning Committee
Speakers Bureau
Suicide Prevention
Annual Community Mental Health Conference
Mental Health Educational Presentations
Community Health Fairs and Screenings

Guilford CARES

Public Education and Awareness

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