About the

Mental Health Association

Get to know us

The Mental Health Association in Indian River County (MHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. That’s what we are here for.

 

We are an affiliate of Mental Health America, and together, we work for prevention; for early identification and intervention for those at risk, and for recovery as a goal. Mental health concerns shouldn’t be handled any differently than physical health concerns.  When someone exhibits symptoms related to cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to carefully diagnose and treat the symptoms. We start well before Stage 4 ­­­cancer or chronic heart disease -- we begin with prevention. We take steps to address the symptoms and prevent a worsening of the condition.  So why don’t we do the same for individuals who are dealing with symptoms that can develop into a serious mental illness? When someone complains of feeling sad, being low in energy, and losing their self-confidence, why is it often handled as a phase someone is going through to be ignored until it gets worse?  We should not wait until someone experiences depressive moods day in and day out, has difficulty getting out of bed, and has thoughts of self-harm. We recognize that many times people may not realize that their symptoms are being caused by a mental health condition, or they may feel ashamed to seek help because of the stigma associated with mental illness.  Consequently, there is a delay in seeking help, and getting on the path to recovery. 

 

Our Mission:  


To provide immediate access with no barriers to mental health care.  "It's OKAY to Get Help!"

Our Vision: 


Individuals will be afforded an opportunity for an improved quality of life through access to a continuum of care, reduced stigma of mental health issues, and increased integration and acceptance within a community that has an informed understanding of mental health issues.

Our Promise: 


A commitment to operate as a model agency for mental health care, sustaining a superb staff and facilities, and administering the agency with high standards of innovation and professionalism.

 

The MHA has been active in Indian River County since 1978. In 2007, we opened the Walk-In & Counseling Center, here at 820 37th Place, in Vero Beach. The Walk-In & Counseling Center is unique in that it offers immediate access to emotional and behavioral health care for children and adults on a walk-in basis for the initial visit, and by appointment for continuing treatment and services. We wanted to make it easier for anyone seeking help to obtain it, no barriers.  Some people may qualify for free services or a reduced fee at the MHA.  And, we accept many insurances.  We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Through this Walk-In & Counseling Center we provide a comprehensive approach to care with individualized treatment.  We have 7 therapists on our clinical team, a Clinical Director, a Director of Operations, a Director of Consumer Services, a Fund Development Manager, five support staff personnel, and two volunteers. 

 

Last year, we provided about 10,000 professional services to almost  1,300 unduplicated clients, including nearly 900 mental health screenings, 4000 psychotherapy visits, 900 psychiatry visits, and 4000 group services, including our free support groups.

 

We also run three Drop-In Centers for people with severe and persistent mental illness in three counties – Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties.  These centers are open 365 days per year and we have had 24,000 visits to the Drop-In Centers during the past year. Each center has a director.  We also have 7 staff assistants working at these centers. 

 

Thank you for visiting our website.  Take a look around and if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 772-569-9788.

 

If you would like to donate to the MHA, we would be most grateful for your support.  You can make a donation simply by clicking on the DONATE button, located at the top of this page.   

 

Our Services

Services Provided: 

  • Mental Health Screening

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Diagnostic Assessments

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Psychiatric Evaluation

  • Medication Management for Adults

  • Case Management

  • Depression and Anxiety Support Group

  • Psycho-Educational Classes

  • Group Therapy​

  • Information and Referrals 

 


Conditions Treated:

  • Depression and other Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Panic Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Substance Abuse

  • Relationship Problems

  • Parenting Concerns

  • Grief & Loss

  • Adjustment Disorders

ADULT SERVICES

Services Provided: 

  • Mental Health Screening

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Diagnostic Assessments

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Case Management

  • Information and Referrals

  • Psycho-Educational Classes

  • Skill Coaching


 

Conditions Treated:  

  • Depression & other Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Panic Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Conduct Disorder

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Life Adjustment Disorders

  • Substance Abuse

  • Peer Problems

  • Family Concerns

  • Grief & Loss

CHILD SERVICES

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Contact

Address

Hours

p: 772 569 9788

f: 772-569-2088

marketing@mhairc.org

820 37th Place

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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