Advocacy, Education & Service

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County’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 organization is working hard to bring innovative, educational opportunities to all local residents.

Educational Series

Full 2023 Educational Series information will be announced soon. Check out our Educations page – along with email blasts and Facebook – for the upcoming mental health topics and featured presenters.

January 12 • March 9 • May 11
July 13 • September 14 • November 9

Online Donations

Our 2023 Friends fundraising campaign is underway and includes the opportunity for online donations. Try this new method of giving – that’s fast, easy and secure. You may also continue to donate by check.

National News

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.

State of Mental Health

For the eighth year, MHA released its annual State of Mental Health in America Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 15 mental health access and prevalence measures. The report illuminates continuing crisis in both categories.

The Facts

  • 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.

Other Resources

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.

Community Resource Directory


From Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
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Behavioral Health Resource Guide


From United Way of the Piedmont
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Raise Awareness, Reduce Stigma

Your donations help us… Offer expert presentations on timely mental health topics. Enhance outreach online with out website and social media. Collaborate with local artists to share moving stories. Cultivate leadership and partnerships to generate the most widespread impact.

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