In Memory Of Joseph Bevilacqua and Daniel McCarthy

Within a ten day period, the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island said good-bye to two enormously respected members of its Board of Directors, both giants in the field of mental health. Joseph Bevilacqua, Ph.D. Dr. Joseph Bevilacqua was well-known in Rhode Island for his service to the state as Commissioner of the Department of

Happy #GivingTuesday!

Celebrate this international day of giving with the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island and donate to help support our critical advocacy work. We owe much of our organization’s success to supporters like you, who help us spread the word about the need to: reduce the stigma of mental illness increase access to mental health

Fundraiser celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island and also Honored Mental Health Champions in our State

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island hosted a special event to celebrate its 100th Anniversary, on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8 p.m. Who:        Mental Health Association of Rhode Island What:       Bell Award Event and Centennial Celebration: Celebrating 100 Years of Service and Advocacy When:      Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5:30pm to 8 p.m. Where:     Metacomet

Coverage of the recent Bell Awards for supporters and advocates.

Pre-Event 11/04/2016 – Mental Health Association of RI to Celebrate 100th Year – GoLocalProv 11/12/2016 – Heatlh Matters for week of Nov. 13 – Providence Journal 11/14/2016 – Bradley, Hasbro, Brown psychiatrist Fritz to be honored – Providence Journal   Post Event 11/21/2016 – 100 years of advocacy for mental health – ConvergenceRI 11/22/2016 – Your Weekly Briefing:

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

May 10, 2016 Contact: Erin Wallace, (571-319-9594, ewallace@mentalhealthamerica.net) 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