OUR WORK

Empowering People. Engaging Communities. Promoting mental health awareness, hope, and holistic wellness.

Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. In this positive sense, mental health is the foundation for individual well-being and the effective functioning of a community.

ASHA International’s signature campaign, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives, promotes personal, organizational and community wellness through mental health education, training and support.

Empowering People

Did you know?

  • One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives.
  • Mental disorders disrupt people’s lives and livelihood. They affect a person’s thinking, feeling, moods and ability to relate to others.
  • Treatment works. People can recover and live healthy, meaningful lives. But, nearly two-thirds of those affected do not seek care. Stigma, discrimination, lack of awareness and lack of access to affordable care deter people from seeking life-saving treatment and social supports.

Mental health is integral to an individual’s overall health and well-being. ASHA International’s signature campaign, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives, empowers individuals affected by mental disorders and their families to overcome barriers to recovery and achieve wellness through education, support, referrals and resources.

Engaging Communities

Mental health is the foundation for individual well-being and the effective functioning of a community. Unfortunately, stigma and discrimination toward people living with mental illness, and the resultant social isolation is one of the greatest barriers to wellness.

ASHA International’s signature campaign, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives, partners with schools, colleges, universities, workplaces, healthcare, civic and other organizations to create communities of understanding, compassion and inclusion.

Culture Counts

At ASHA International, we are acutely aware that culture is central to recovery. A person’s cultural legacy influences how they perceive mental illness and how much stigma they attach to it. Culture also influences a person’s decision to seek help, when and where they seek help, their social supports and coping skills.

Through our signature campaign, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives, our distinguished team of multicultural speakers offers unique insights into the barriers to recovery inherent in each culture, and the multitude of unique pathways to healing.

Our culturally-responsive, person-oriented programs promote mental health awareness, hope, and holistic wellness.

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