Supporting those with mental illness and
promoting good mental health through:

Services, Education

and Advocacy

What We Do

Our Programs

Mental Health America in Montgomery (MHA-M) is a local affiliate of Mental Health America. We were organized in 1951 by a group of community members who wished to work toward a better life for people with mental illness, and toward the promotion of mental health for all. We are committed to promoting mental well-being as a critical part of overall wellness.

MHA-M provides:

  • Programs that support recovery and provide life skills for coping
  • Events that engage community members to get involved

Friendship Club

Socialization and skills to work toward recovery

Open Door Club

Snacks, supplies, and fun, planned activities

Operation Santa Claus

For those without family during the holiday season

Outreach and Education

Helpful resources for residents and professionals

Our Committment

Recovery is the Goal

We are committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention, early identification, and intervention for those at risk and integrated care and treatment for those with mental illness, with recovery as the goal.


Our team of staff, volunteers and board members are dedicated to helping others. We take our convictions in mental health recovery and turn them into action.


MHA-M provides educational tools and workshops for improving mental well-being.


Supporting people with mental illness and helping people achieve mental wellness is a community effort. We couldn’t do it without the generous contributions of our sponsors and members, as well as the time and energy of our dedicated volunteers.

Who We Are

About MHA-M

Driven by Commitment

Mental Health America in Montgomery (MHA-M) is an affiliate of Mental Health America, the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.


Mental Health Resources

MHA-M provides mental health information to the community. We also provide opportunities for health, mental health, and social service professionals to learn about mental health topics and to earn continuing education credits.

Make a Difference

Get Involved

Turning Conviction Into Action

Our vital work depends greatly on the involvement of community members like you. Please consider donating, volunteering, or becoming an MHA-M member. Your time and resources directly impact those who need support to work toward recovery and coping.


The Bell of Hope

Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.

-Inscription on Mental Health Bell

Not too long ago, people with mental illness in our country were literally locked up in chains. Mental Health America (MHA) put a stop to this cruel practice when we melted down these inhumane bindings and recast them into what is now the symbol of MHA: the Mental Health Bell.

Today, the Mental Health Bell rings out in hope for improving mental health and achieving victory over mental illnesses. But there is still much work to be done to break the “invisible” chains of ignorance, fear, and neglect that surround mental health issues.

To that end, MHA is working hard, every single day, to overcome the silent stigma surrounding mental illnesses and shorten the gap between the first signs of mental health problems and getting help—well before the Stage 4 crisis point.