The Mental Health Association in Greensboro is now Mental Health Greensboro
The Mental Health Association in Greensboro is now Mental Health Greensboro. The Board of Directors is proud to announce this important next step in the evolution of mental health services in the Triad.
Mental Health Greensboro has been a partner and neighbor in Greensboro and Guilford County for over 75 years. Beginning as the Mental Hygiene Society in 1940, for eight decades the organization has evolved to meet new challenges as the community has grown and diversified. Mental Health Greensboro is excited to be expanding programming to reach teens at risk of suicide and adults at risk of addiction relapse. New initiatives include partnering with other community service providers to improve peer support education and services, including an apprenticeship program and addiction recovery education. MHG is committed to serving all of our community, and is grateful to the many volunteers, donors and sponsors supporting this important work.
About Mental Health Greensboro: MHG improves the mental wellness of individuals, families and communities through education, services and collaboration. We assist individuals to manage their symptoms, stay in recovery, rebuild relationships, and pursue life goals such as higher education and employment opportunities. MHG is an essential source of continuing education programs for new and experienced peer support specialists. We are Greensboro’s only dedicated peer support recovery organization combining peer support training, peer education, peer coaching, and support group facilitation. Our programs are based on the Recovery model of behavioral health treatment, and use evidence based guidelines put forth by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Central to this model is the idea that in addition to clinical treatment, those recovering from mental illness or substance abuse benefit greatly from peer support, social inclusion, and community building, and that recovery is successful when individuals take an active role in learning about their diagnoses and strategies for managing their symptoms.
Mental Health Greensboro is a United Way of Greater Greensboro strategic partner, working to break the cycle of poverty for families in Greater Greensboro.