What We Do
At MHAGC, we use education-based strategies to tackle mental health issues. And our holistic approach ensures that MHAGC education programs are designed not just for those vulnerable to mental illnesses, but also for their loved ones. This is why our mental health programs for young people also reach out to teachers and parents, while programs for veterans also integrate their families.
We believe that effective and accessible education is the key to draw urgent attention to mental health issues plaguing our society. This is essential to ensure that the right support can be reached for both prevention and effective treatment.
Why education-based strategies?
Nearly 1 in 3
Nearly 25 million
of our veterans are chronically depressed.
Clearly, mental illnesses have become a critical issue in our country that demands urgent attention. Those who are suffering from mental health issues are vulnerable, isolated, and are invisible to people around them. They encounter many other social and emotional challenges such as discrimination and abuse, which will only serve to make their condition worse.
Unfortunately, only a few of them are getting the support they critically need. Mental health issues often go unaddressed because of the social stigma, lack of awareness, and the inability to access the right resources.
This is where education comes in. Education can empower not only those who are vulnerable to mental illnesses or suffering from it, but also those around them. It is this understanding that set us on a mission to tackle mental health issues through education-based strategies.
What We Do
We use education-based strategies to create awareness about the causes, symptoms, and consequences of common mental disorders so that they can be prevented or identified at an early stage and treated effectively with the necessary support.
We also use education to provide the right skills, tools, techniques, and resources to help take effective action to address these issues and create a supportive environment essential for recovery.
While our education programs and tools help educate and empower all sections of society, we focus more specifically on children, adolescents, and military.
Why children and adolescents?
Nearly 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illnesses begin by age 14 and 37% of students with a mental health issue are dropping out of school.
Identifying and preventing mental health issues at a young age can help put an end to lifelong suffering.
We’re losing veterans 10 times over to suicide than combat. The transition into civilian life is challenging for many returning veterans who often face depression and trauma. And providing our war heroes with the right mental health support, knowledge, and skills can help them lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
MHAGC Quick Facts
A holistic approach
Diverse funding sources
A uniquely effective solution
Designed by experts
Programs designed with the active involvement of educators, psychologists, and professional curriculum designers with decades of experience.
Incorporates tested research-backed techniques to deliver proven results.
This enables us to ensure an effective outcome for each group of participants.
Uses lesson plans, structured activities, role-playing, exercise materials, instructional strategies, videos, scripted presentations, and closure activities.
Designed to achieve specific learning objectives to meet the needs of each audience group with our uniquely holistic approach.
Adaptive program curriculums to help achieve your specific needs—from supporting funding restrictions to school-wide application.