Parity Initiative Awarded a RI Foundation Grant
MHARI was recently awarded a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. Funding from this grant will support our RI Parity Initiative to continue our public awareness and education efforts to help empower people to understand and assert their rights to mental health and substance use disorder treatments.
MHARI Leads Campaign to Establish an Olmstead Plan in RI
On September 29, 2020, MHARI hosted its first virtual town hall in its three-part series, "Integration For All". In this first town hall, four RI Community Leaders came together to discuss the need for Rhode Islanders to have an Olmstead Plan. An Olmstead Plan would ensure the State is putting funding strategies in place to provide housing options and community support services to people with disabilities, serious mental illness, older adults, and youth at risk of institutionalization. Join the next virtual Town Hall on Oct. 28th.
MHARI Spearheads Outreach Campaign to Rhode Islanders Touched by the Pandemic
We have partnered with the RI Community Food Bank. Over the next few months, "The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island Cares about Your Mental Health" initiative will be working to distribute information to those utilizing the food bank about how and where to access treatment for mental health services.
MHARI Celebrates World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2020 marked World Mental Health Day. MHARI celebrated this important day with a week-long campaign providing information and resources about mental health awareness and resources available.