Mental Health America of Southeast Florida is your voice for mental wellness. Since 1957, we have remained true to our mission of promoting mental health through education, prevention, research, advocacy and empowerment. Our services include information and referral, school-based prevention programs for children, education and support of parents so they can make their families strong. In addition, for over 20 years, our 9MusesArtCenter has helped adults find hope and enjoy a better quality of life.
MHA of Southeast Florida continues to expand services to meet the needs of our community. One of our new programs, the Power of Peers, provides support as people are discharged from the structured environment of the State Hospital as they re-adjust to living in society. Most recently, we added the “Cares” Program that offers education and support to family members raising their grandchildren, nieces, nephews or siblings.
MHASEFL is here to promote wellness for all. We are proud to be affiliated with Mental Health America and the World Federation for Mental Health. We invite you to join us in making a positive difference to people in our community. Whether you help to advocate or join as a member, we appreciate your support. Working together, we are building a healthier Southeast Florida!
Mental Health is a goal for everyone.
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Here at Mental Health America of Southeast Florida (MHA) our first priority is to those we serve, and the safety and security of our community is of utmost concern to us. It is because of this concern that we have decided to postpone the “Laughter is the Best Medicine” comedy show fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at the Center for Spiritual Living. This decision does not come easily for the organization, not only because this event was expected to be a successful fundraising opportunity for us, but because this was to be the first time MHA has undertaken to organize a fundraising event of this type.
The producer of the show and the comedians were donating their time and talent, and the Center for Spiritual Living was donating the use of their facility to provide the venue for our fundraiser, in an effort to allow MHA to maximize its share of the proceeds from this event to help support MHA. We have already felt some minor financial impact to the organization as a result of the postponement of this event. MHA has incurred nominal expenses in terms of marketing and preparations for the event and will incur a like amount of expense once the event is rescheduled.
We are requesting that you hold on to your reservation(s)/electronic ticket(s) for the time being until we have rescheduling information. Once the new date is announced, if you cannot make the rescheduled event, in lieu of a refund, please consider donating the value of your ticket price back to MHA in support of our mission and we will send you a receipt for your tax deductible donation. For those who are able to attend the rescheduled event, we will honor your already purchased tickets for the future date.
Please allow us to time to navigate through the current public health crisis and develop a plan for moving forward with this event. Please watch your email and our Facebook page for announcements and plans for rescheduling this event and future MHA events. Additionally, please join us in thanking the talent—producer Fasil Malik and comedians Lalo Rodriguez, Stephanie Wood, Charly Esturilho, Joe Nay, and Brett Engle—and the venue, Center for Spiritual Living, for their willingness to work with us and give of themselves to help support our mission.
As a non-profit organization, the cost of this unfortunate epidemic to MHA is considerable since we will be unable to fully utilize our grants and other income to offset our expenses. We remain committed to our staff to continue to pay them despite the lack of funds. Any help you are able to offer in terms of donations will be very helpful.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time. Please stay safe and stay healthy.
In accordance with CDC guidelines and to maintain the safety of our consumers, 9Muses Art Center will be closed to the public for the time being. All in-person classes, groups and, events will be postponed for the time being (including “It’s My Life”). Online and virtual alternatives are being developed. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for further updates.
As an alternative, 9Muses Art Center will be extending the Sethline hours from 10:00AM to 10:00PM.
Those who are feeling isolated, lonely, panicked, or just need a friendly voice, are invited to call
Mental Health is a goal
In the past school year, over 7,083 Broward County school children participated in MHA’ s prevention programs, including Listen to Children, I'm Thumbody & Thumbody, Too...
Over 250 families last year participated in Parent Education Parent Support to learn skills for effective parenting.
In the past year, over 2,500 adults with behavioral health issues engaged in MHA programs that promote recovery. Programs include: 9Muses Art Center, Peer Support Groups, the SETH Line...