Mental Health America, Walgreens Team Up on Mental Health Screenings and Campaign

May 10, 2016 Contact: Erin Wallace, (571-319-9594, Alexandria, VA—Mental Health America (MHA) is pleased to announce a new national collaboration with Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, to help connect more people with critical mental health screening tools and information. Source: Mental Health America, Walgreens Team Up on Mental Health Screenings and

Mental health stigma still pervasive, says Patrick Kennedy

“It’s all about the stigma, the shame, that pervades this,” says the former Rhode Island congressman. “Because if this were any other illness, it would not have taken nearly a decade after the law was passed for actually getting the rules and regulations.” Source: Mental health stigma still pervasive, says Patrick Kennedy

David Spencer and Ruth Feder: R.I. mental health system in shambles

The system for delivering behavioral health services in Rhode Island is seriously ill. Actually, one could describe it as being on life support. If it is to survive, intensive care is required.Last year, the Raimondo administration initiated an ambitious cost-saving project, entitled “Reinventing Medicaid.” Advocates and consumers in the world of behavioral health care often

Hasbro study sheds light on teen violence, bullying, PTSD

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A study of teens treated in Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s emergency department shows that violence, cyberbullying and posttraumatic stress syndrome are common and interrelated, and that early detection and treatment of PTSD is crucial.The study of 353 adolescents was led by Dr. Megan Ranney, a physician researcher in injury prevention at Rhode Island

MHARI has Moved!

We’ve Moved!! The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island has moved to: 345 Blackstone Boulevard Providence, RI  02906 Our phone number remains unchanged: 401-726-2285 Please note: The address above is our mailing address. We are located at Butler Hospital, in the Administrative Building (Sawyer Building), on the third floor, Room 310.

Words Patrick Kennedy | Video |

Former Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) talked about his book, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. He was interviewed by Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA). Source: Words Patrick Kennedy | Video |

Executive Director Appointed

Ruth Feder, of East Greenwich, has been appointed Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island. Feder is also the president of the board of directors of Cove Homes, Inc., dedicated to developing affordable housing, and vice-chair of the board of commissioners of the East Greenwich Housing Authority. She also sits on the