About MHAA

Our Mission is to provide leadership and support for hope, recovery, and mental wellness for all.

What We Do at MHAA:

  • Information and referral
  • 1-to-1 Peer Support (limited staffing, call for appointment)
  • 5 weekly support groups including Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Chronic Pain & Depression, General Support, and Hearing Voices Network group
  • W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) – run by staff and volunteers
  • Guest presenter for local organizations, churches, and colleges
  • Social/Education time (life skills, etc.)
  • Symposium (professional education)
  • Advocacy – helping people with their rights or help them stand up for themselves, state level too
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Outreach at information fairs
  • Community connections:
    • Basic Needs Network (service agencies keeping connected)
    • Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (state directed)
    • Human Trafficking Coalition
    • Mental Health Task Force
  • Epi Workgroup (City/County working to help lower drug use among youth)
  • Via Hope Peer Run Organization Project (PROP) (Work group that learns and advocates together)

Who Does It?

  • 1 1/2 employees (permanent staff)
  • Executive Director is full time
  • Recovery Support Specialist is part time
  • Some project specific volunteers, committee members and board members
  • Board – 13 community members and professionals
  • Consumer board – Consumer Operated Service Program Advisory Council
  • MHAA is currently a consumer-operated service provider
  • All staff of MHAA are consumers of mental health services

A Touch of History:

Mental Health America of Abilene, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Formerly known as, Mental Health Association in Abilene that has been in existence since 1948.