Who We Are

Horn of Africa Mental Health Association is a non-governmental and non-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health first aid training and awareness for the high school and higher education specifically within the state of California. We aim to de-stigmatize mental illness within communities. Some of the programs we wish to offer include Adult Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training that will aid community members to understand how to best support their loved ones. Learning more about the signs and symptoms of mental illness can help combat negative perceptions and provide early intervention.

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#BeTheDifference With Support Strategies From MHFA

One in five adults in the United States face a mental illness in any one year – that’s almost 44 million people. And especially right now, people across the country are experiencing feelings of stress and fear because of the new disease and feelings of isolation because of physical distancing requirements. This means someone around you right now may be struggling.

People who are facing mental health or addiction challenges may find it hard to seek and get the help they may need. They may not know who to talk to, where to go or even what to say.

Thankfully, there are a variety of things that can help, including having a good support system of people that you like, respect and trust. Support from loved ones, peers and appropriate professionals can make a big difference on your mental health and well-being. It can even make recovery from mental health symptoms easier and quicker.

That’s why , we will be sharing information on how Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) can help you recognize when your loved one is struggling and how you can offer support, especially during COVID-19.