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Mental Health American of Eastern Missouri (MHA-EM) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1945, we are affiliated with Mental Health America, the oldest and largest volunteer movement in the U.S. concerned with mental health and mental illness. Our agency is committed to the B4Stage4 philosophy, an approach to mental health grounded in the encouragement of early interventions and treatments. We believe that mental health is fundamental to the quality of every human life and are deeply committed to promoting mental health for everyone. We offer various programs designed to be educational, preventative and supportive.  Explore our website to find helpful information and resources.


Our dream is to build a thriving community and empower people by revitalizing our approach to mental health life at a time.


When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases and are beginning to show signs or symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms. We don’t ignore them. In fact, we develop a plan of action to reverse and sometimes stop the progression of the disease. So why don’t we do the same for individuals who are dealing with potentially serious mental illness?

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