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.


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 (see below for our new calendar!). 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 - such as the *NEW* monthly Lunch & Learn/Coffee & Conversations educational series. Check back for the most current listings!


PARENTING IS TOUGH.  NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!  The Family Advocacy Network has released its calendar of Common Sense Parenting classes for 2015-16.  Click here for more information!


Upcoming Events | 

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Come on out to a special chamber music benefit concert to support the "Help Somebody's Kid" Rainy Day Fund, which helps people with severe and persistent mental illness in times of financial crisis. This fund was started in 2005 by oboe player Judy Konanc, in honor of her nephew, Greg, who had bipolar disorder. Greg could have used a little more help. The fund was established to "help somebody's kid", because no matter what the age or circumstances of a severely mentally ill person, he/she represents the dreams of their parents and lives the reality of a harsher life. All proceeds from this benefit concert will benefit the "Help Somebody's Kid" Rainy Day Fund, administered by Mental Health America of the Triangle.
On Saturday, September 12th, our Family Advocacy Network (FAN), a program at Mental Health America of the Triangle (MHAT), will host a free training to help parents and treatment providers gain insight into fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Kathy Hotelling, PhD, will facilitate this compelling workshop which delves into the complications in parenting a child who was prenatally exposed to alcohol. The information she provides will offer parents hope and re resources.
As part of our ongoing free public education series, renowned local specialist Jodi Flick, LCSW, ACSW will cover a broad array of topics related to suicide - myths, facts, prevention, intervention - and support.

News + Updates from Recent Programs | 

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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

New! Free Resource Guide:
directory-thumb.gifDirectory of Mental Health Services 
(Orange-Person-Chatham counties)

National Mental Health Awareness Month FACT SHEETS:


Fact Sheet1 - 1 in 5 Stages B4Stage4 Changing the Way We Think About Mental Health.pdf

Fact Sheet - Get Informed RISK FACTORS Early Warning SIGNS SYMPTOMS B4Stage4.pdf

Fact Sheet - Get Screened the Costs B4Stage4.pdf

Fact Sheet - Get Help Managing Expectations B4Stage4.pdf

Fact_Sheet - Where to Get Help B4Stage4.pdf

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

Information from our Lunch & Learn Series


(click to view PDF)