Mental Health America of Spartanburg’s overall goals are to promote positive mental health, to raise awareness about mental illness, to reduce stigma which prevents seeking treatment and to begin the community conversation needed about these issues. This local organization is working hard to bring innovative, educational opportunities to Spartanburg County residents.
For the 2021 Educational Series, we are offering our free programs online, and are happy to reach even more people virtually. Join the July webinar on “Queer Communities 101: Basics to be More Inclusive in Clinical Practice” presented by Dr. M. Evan Thomas. Simply register in advance using Zoom and receive an immediate confirmation email with instructions. >> More Events
Thursday, July 8
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are a critical factor to consider for all people. For the 1 in 5 who already have mental health conditions – or the 1 in 2 who are at risk of developing them – we need to take personal, professional and policy measures now. MHA has compiled a range of resources and information to assist you and your community.
For the 6th year, MHA released its annual State of Mental Health in America Report, which ranks states based on several mental health and access measures. The report shows an increase in youth with major depression and that many people are still not receiving the treatment they need. This year, Pennsylvania ranks first, Nevada ranks last and South Carolina ranks 44th on the list.
1 in 5 people in the United States will be diagnosed each year with mental illness.
On average, 1 person dies by suicide every 12 hours in South Carolina.
Spartanburg County has approximately 54,386 mentally ill and 24,775 people suffering from drug abuse.
Only 15.9% of these people are having their needs met.
Reasons include lack of behavioral health professionals, uninsured individuals and stigma around mental illness.
People and their families do not readily seek help or talk about the problem.
Mental Health America of Spartanburg County works with many other local organizations who have similar missions in order to advocate, educate and serve. Here are some of our partners.
Your donations help us facilitate programs and events, create new offerings, sustain quality partnerships, extend outreach in the community and benefit people of all ages who are directly or indirectly affected by mental illness.