Mental Health America of York and Adams Counties’ mission is to promote mental wellness and support recovery through advocacy, education, social action and the provision of community-based services.
Mental Health America of York and Adams Counties envisions a society in which all individuals striving for mental wellness are afforded the respect, dignity, and opportunity to achieve their full potential as individuals and community members free from discrimination, stigma and prejudice.
- Justice demands every person, regardless of disability, and other characteristics such as race, ethnicity, spirituality, gender, age, economic status or sexual orientation, has the rights and responsibilities of full participation in society.
- Wellness is essential to the healthy development and realization of every person’s full potential.
- Sufficient resources need to be applied to a complete range of mental health research, and then effectively applied to interventions, education, treatment, and community services.
- People with mental illnesses can recover and live healthy and productive lives.
- Medical treatment for mental health issues should not have more limits on access and reimbursements than other illnesses.
- Services must be linguistically and culturally appropriate.
- Children with, or at risk of, serious emotional disturbances, their families or surrogate families must have access to high quality, community-based, culturally competent, integrated mental health services, regardless of the ability to pay.
- All consumers, parents and families are unique and essential participants in providing advocacy, services, education and training.
- The promotion of mental wellness and the prevention of mental, emotional and social problems is the responsibility of every person and social institution in the community.
- Mental Health America of York and Adams Counties values inclusiveness and cultural competence at all levels of the movement and envisions broad-based citizen participation as essential to community mental health.