As part of our ongoing Community Education Series, we are proud to present...

Coffee & Conversations - Mental Health Matters: It's Time to Talk.


Mental Health America of the Triangle is excited to host this series of open, public events designed to promote open conversation about mental health issues.

The sessions will be held at the Mental Health America of the Triangle (MHAT) offices and in community locations (public libraries) in Durham and Chapel Hill.

All are free and open to the public, and will provide opportunities for conversation about topics like stigma, recovery, relationships. We'll also touch upon our agency's programs and services, the importance of education and support when facing mental health challenges.  Please scroll down for more information, and to register for one (or many!) of these sessions, today!



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 and the Family Success Alliance -  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.  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* "Coffee & Conversations" educational series.





The Family Advocacy Network (FAN) has revised its calendar of Common Sense Parenting classes for the remainder of 2015-16.

Upcoming sessions:

* Beginning Saturday, May 21st, 2016, a six-week class for parents of school-aged children (6-17) at the MHAT Office (3729 Murphy School Rd, Durham NC 27705). Contact Georgia (, or 919-942-8083 extension 2) for more information and to register. 

Please call our offices for more information: (919) 942-8083. Or, email one of our FAN program staff members:  

Linda Boldin, CPSP - (Dads group)

Ana Velasquez - (Spanish-speaking groups)

Georgia Gamcsik, BSN - (English-speaking groups)

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The End of A Journey

Julie Bailey retires after years of dedicated service to parents, children, & families.

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)