Support, Educate & Advocate. It isn't just our tag line, it is our mission.
MHA is dedicated to support families experiencing mental health issues, educate our community about mental health concerns, and advocate for mental health awareness.
Our Story began in 1956.
The Mental Health Association in Morgan County was formally organized in Decatur on February 20, 1956 culminating the efforts of a small group of citizens to provide support for local mental health programs. W.T. Dye presided at the initial meeting. Probate Judge T.C. Almon was elected president; Miss Frances Nungester, vice president; and Mr. Dye, secretary-treasurer.
Over the last 50+ years the Mental Health Association has developed many programs and services related to the mission of promoting mental health, preventing mental illness, and advocating for the improved care and treatment of the mentally ill. Our history includes many different grants and fundraisers that support our partnerships with other agencies to provide the education and support of mental health issues necessary to improve the quality of lives within our community.
Alone we can do so little; but together we can do so much.
Meet Our Team
We all have our own stories on why we work at MHA and what brought us here. The common thread is a servant heart and a passion for supporting, educating and advocating for better mental health.
Summer time is about family fun, but vacations can be exhausting and stressful. So we asked, "How do you relax on vacation?"
"The beach is MY place. I set aside one evening for having pizza on the sand at sunset. Those are some of my favorite moments."
"I like to drink coffee and read while enjoying the sunsets."
Rape Response Advocacy Program Director
"My husband and I tend to be active on vacation: tours, sight-seeing, restaurants, and galleries. We are always on the go."
Rape Response Prevention Educator
"My favorite vacay is always a getaway to the beach! No social media and unplugged. Listening to my fave music, soft rock tunes from the 70s! Just soaking in all of God's wonderful creations"
Alzheimer's Program Director
"I love experiencing different Bed & Breakfasts, the wonderful breakfasts, the hospitality and personalities of the various hosts we have met as well as the charm and history of the homes."
MHA Board of Directors
Non-voting members: Angie Morris & Doug Shoemaker