Twenty years after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), negative and harmful attitudes about mental illnesses remain strong, and illegal and destructive behaviors against people with mental illnesses continue every day.

Understanding the facts about mental illness helps raise awareness about the realities of living with mental illness and the truth about the people and communities it impacts (all of us).

MHAPA works to help raise awareness about living with mental illness and break down the stereotypes that lead to stigma and discrimination.