About Mental Health Awareness of Michiana

an affiliate of Mental Health America

MHAM is a non profit organization founded in 2018 by two local mental health providers in the community, Lisa Kelly, LCSW, MPH and Heather Holleman, PhD, HSPP.

Our goal is to promote the understanding that good mental health is a critical part of overall wellness but poor mental health can lead to further psychological and physical ailments. To help reduce these negative outcomes, we must eliminate the stigma around mental illness, and break down barriers that prevent access to care.

Mission & Values

The mission of MHAM is to develop initiatives that improve the quality of life for those who have mental illness or mental health concerns by promoting mental health education and coordination between providers and advocating for improved access to services.

An affiliate of Mental Health America.

MHAM became an affiliate of Mental Health America in 2020.
Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental wellbeing of all through advocacy, education, research and service.

MHA affiliates around the country are all working to this same end of eliminating stigma around mental illness and advocating locally, regionally and nationally for policies that promote access to care. As an affiliate, MHAM collaborates with the national office as well as other regional and national affiliates to access training and educational resources and technical support from the national office as well as receive mental health screening data for our region.

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Members of the Board

Lisa B Kelly
Co-founder, President
Programming Committee
Heather Holleman
Programming Committee
Nancy Bean
Finance Committee
Julianna Herring
Finance Committee
Yessica Lawson
Vice President
Institutional Advancement Committee
James Kelly
Governance Committee
Kelli Brien
Advocacy Committee
Amanda Rhodes
Advocacy Committee
Tarek Zidan
Programming Committee
Paige S. Jackson, Ph.D.
Institutional Advancement Committee

Have a question about ways you can get involved?

Interested in helping but aren’t a therapist? Send us a message at MHA.Michiana@gmail.com and we’ll be sure to get back with you.