About Us

Our History:

MHA Aiken County, formerly known as Mental Health Association of Aiken County has played a vital role in the community since 1967. We are an affiliate of Mental Health America and work closely with MHA South Carolina . With more than 320 affiliates nationwide, Mental Health America works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.


Mental Health America was established in 1909 by former psychiatric patient Clifford W. Beers. During his stays in public and private institutions, Beers witnessed and was subjected to horrible abuse. From these experiences, Beers set into motion a reform movement that took shape as  Mental Health America.




Our work has resulted More on Mental Health America's History in positive change. We have educated millions about mental illnesses and reduced barriers to treatment and services. As a result of Mental Health America's efforts, many Americans with mental disorders have sought care and now enjoy fulfilling, productive lives in their communities. 


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