Welcome to Carroll County Mental Health Advocates

Carroll County Mental Health Advocates (CMHA) consists of local citizens and agencies with a desire to address the needs of Carroll County citizens who face mental illness. As citizens we are all stakeholders in Carroll County.
Help can be on the way…in you and others like you!
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one out four adults in the United States - about 57.7 million Americans - experience a mental health disorder each year. Also, according to the Surgeon General of the US, approximately 10 percent of our school-age children experience serious emotional and mental disorders, causing significant functional impairment in their daily lives at home, in school, and with peers. “Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society are staggering”. The cost to individuals may show up as unnecessary disability, unemployment, homelessness, substance abuse, inappropriate incarceration, and/or suicide. The economic cost of untreated mental illness to society is “more than 100 billion dollars each year in the US” (NAMI). However, according to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (MAMI), access to treatment and recovery supports can accelerate recovery and minimize further harm related to the course of mental illness. Are you willing to support our efforts on behalf of our citizens who face mental illness? Do you have gifts or talents that could help this cause? Learn how you can help!