NEW!  Directory of Mental Health Services (Orange-Person-Chatham counties)

Click here to download:  Directory_of_MH_Services_OPC_April_2015-Final.pdf

Opening minds...changing lives.

 At Mental Health America of the Triangle, we are very proud of our cost-effective programs and services, serving children, families, and individuals.

The Family Advocacy Network - supporting families, helping children. 

The Pro Bono Counseling Network - free counseling for those in pain, in need - providing hope. 

Compeer - harnessing "the healing power of friendship" to support people with severe and persistent mental health conditions.

The Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth - educating, advocating - to keep our community safe. 

Because our programs are powered by dedicated, trained volunteers and professionals, your donation helps even more people living with mental illness.

Providing high quality, low cost services to those in need is a hallmark of our organization.

It is part of our mission that programs and services be offered for free to those in need.

Thousands of North Carolinians are uninsured or “underinsured” (accessing covered mental health services is unaffordable). We provide support and assistance to the people who reach out to us for help, despite their ability to pay.  With help, comes hope.

With your help, we can reach out and offer this support…and hope.


Please see the Events section (below) for information about the many wonderful community events & programs we've got planned for May, Mental Health Month! The first week in May is dedicated to Children's Mental Health Awareness. So much offered (for FREE) - so much to learn!


You can help make a difference in the lives of those living with mental health challenges. 

Please click here for a printable tri-fold which tells some of our stories -

and shows the many ways that your gift makes a direct, life-changing difference!

Please donate today!

Education, Training, Activities & Support

Mental Health America of the Triangle offers a variety of education, training, and support for parents, providers and community members on an array of topics related to mental health and wellness throughout the year. The Family Advocacy Network offers parenting skills training, support groups and educational workshops for parents raising children with mental health, behavioral and learning challenges. The Pro Bono Counseling Network coordinates a continuing education series for mental health providers throughout the year. The Compeer program offers quarterly volunteer trainings and social activities. In addition, Mental Health America of the Triangle hosts community-wide events on special topics. Check back for the most current listings!

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May 2 | 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
To take place at Cardinal Innovations - 201 Sage Road, Chapel Hill 27514. May is Mental Health Month & we've partnered with several community groups to offer an afternoon full of mental health & wellness activities. Free event, offering CHAIR MASSAGES, DOOR PRIZES, FOOD and FAMILY FUN! Please click for more details.
May 4 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Yes, even the very young child can have mental illness. Learn how to identify behaviors that might suggest the need for an evaluation, & about evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes. FREE - lunch provided - registration required. Click to learn more!
Learning disabilities affect the processing center of the brain. When this area of the brain is affected, other challenges can arise - but how is a parent supposed to know what to look for and what questions to ask professionals? You'll find answers to these and many other questions at this special seminar. FREE - light dinner is provided - registration required. Click to learn more!
May 7 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
To be held at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, 201 Sage Road, Chapel Hill 27514. A special training by NAMI, on building positive relationships between teachers & parents - to eliminate conflicts & improve home-school communication. FREE - dinner provided - registration required.
May 26 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 29 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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FAN Expands Services to Latino Families

Raising a child who is suffering from mental illness is challenging enough. Yet, some Latino parents are also struggling with a language barrier that may prevent them from identifying and accessing important resources for their family. In an effort to bridge this gap, Mental Health America of the Triangle’s Family Advocacy Network (FAN) has expanded its services to support Latino parents.

Fact Sheets and Resources

Mental Health America:
Mental health Information by Topic
Fact Sheet on Suicide

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
Mental Illness Facts and Numbers



Remembering Robin Williams: His Life Should Continue to Inspire Us 
by Paul Gionfriddo, President/CEO of Mental Health America

Robin Williams' Death Is a Wakeup Call for Mental Illness
by Jonathan Cohn, published in New Republic