Our Vision and Mission


Mental Health America of Northeast Florida (MHA) was founded in 1950 and has been a United Way member agency since 1954. The agency incorporated in the state of Florida in 1970 and has maintained its IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status since 1971. MHA is an affiliate of the national Mental Health America, that has an established record of effective national and grassroots advocacy and achievement. With over 200 affiliates in 41 states, 6,500 affiliate staff and over 10,000 volunteers, MHA affiliates are a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation.


Mental Health America of Northeast Florida raises awareness, provides training on mental health and wellness, helps people navigate the system, and impacts mental health policy and legislation.


Mental Health America of Northeast Florida envisions a compassionate and caring community that welcomes and values positive mental health and wellness.


  • Integrity – We are transparent, honest, and ethical in all of our interactions with clients, employees, vendors, and the public
  • Community – We value community partnerships as a way to increase connections and resources that help individuals and families connect and meet their goals.
  • Meaningful Work – Providing meaningful activities for employees, clients, and volunteers that help to accomplish personal goals and aid in the recovery process.
  • Teamwork – Collaboration both internally and externally.
  • Leadership – We set positive examples and invest in others so that they can develop as leaders.
  • Compassion – Treating others with empathy, dignity, and kindness.