News

Federal Funds Cut for PA Obamacare Support—We Need Your Help!

Recently, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that under Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act or “ACA”) Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate has dropped to its lowest ever at 5.6 percent. MHAPA’s Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators are part of a larger team effort to help people statewide understand and enroll in insurance coverage. During the last enrollment year, our team’s Navigators, who […]

Get on the Bus! June 5th Rally for Mental Health!

May is Mental Health Month, but it’s also the time of year when PA state budget talks begin in earnest. Unfortunately, the PA House recently passed a budget, HB 218, that cuts away from our already underfunded mental health and substance use disorder systems. HB 218 would reduce behavioral health funds by $9 million, $4 million reducing […]

We’re Hiring: External Advocate

Position: External Advocate Position Summary: External Advocate is an independent advocate who provides assistance and support to individuals receiving services at a state operated mental health facility. The open position is located at Wernersville State Hospital, Wernersville, PA. Position entails the following responsibilities: Ensure the fundamental rights of the individual receiving services in the state […]

PA House Bill 218 Is No Good for Mental Health

Secretaries Ted Dallas, Karen Murphy, Teresa Osborne, and Jennifer Smith have issued a clear and compelling letter to the Chairs of the PA House and Senate Appropriations Committee about how PA House Bill 218 will have a devastating impact on vulnerable Pennsylvanians if passed as is. The PA House has passed the bill and it […]

Applications Now Open: 2017 Glenn Koons Certified Peer Specialist Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) and the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA) are now accepting applications for the 2017 Glenn Koons Scholarship. Glenn, a well-respected Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), guided many people through mental health recovery before his untimely death in 2011. He brought hope and smiles to everyone he encountered. The […]

Voice Opposition to Obamacare Repeal Legislation

Your phone calls are critical until the very minute the House votes today on the Obamacare repeal legislation. Call your U.S. Representative now and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same! Even if you’ve called already over the past couple of days, another call today is important. Here’s a phone script to use […]

Glenn Koons changed lives, and so can you.

Before Glenn’s untimely death in 2011, the easy-going, thoughtful Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) generously used his personal experience with mental illness to guide others. He loved offering peer support; and those who received it loved him. Today, you can continue Glenn’s important work and uphold his legacy by supporting the Glenn Koons Certified Peer Specialist […]

Join February 13 Call-in Day to Support the ACA

On February 13, 2017, MHAPA’s affiliate Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP) and Resources for Human Development are hosting a statewide Call-in Day to support the more than 1.1 million people in Pennsylvania who have gained healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act. As we enter the second month of a new administration, there are a few […]

MHAPA Position on Closure of Norristown State Hospital Civil Section

Yesterday, PA Department of Human Services (DHS) announced plans to close the civil section of Norristown State Hospital (NSH) in Montgomery County. The closure, which will take 18 to 24 months, is part of Governor Wolf’s commitment to serve more people in the community, reduce reliance on institutional care, and improve access to home- and […]

Health Insurance Marketplace Lancaster Enrollment Event and Health Fair

MHAPA and Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association are hosting an enrollment event and health fair in Lancaster. Come out for on-the-spot health insurance enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.Gov). Details Saturday, January 7, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM Ebenezer Baptist Church 701 North Lime Street Lancaster, PA To schedule an enrollment appointment at the fair with […]