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What is AMWA?

The American Mental Wellness Association is the umbrella organization which unites individuals and organizations together as one voice for mental wellness in the United States.

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Become a Champion

Mental Wellness Champions are individuals and organizations that want to take a stand for mental wellness. Becoming a champion is free, easy, and benefits include:

  • Uniting as one voice
  • Participation in discussion
  • Access to up-to-date research
  • Networking with national advocates
  • Strength in numbers
  • Free tools, trainings, and best practices

Latest Research & Articles

A Reasonable Solution to Gun Violence | Sharon Engdahl

Everyone wants to end gun violence.  Everyone deserves to live, work, and raise families in a safe environment in America.  So how do we reasonably reduce gun violence in America without jeopardizing our Second Amendment Rights under the United States Constitution and without jeopardizing the human rights of all? In 2013 I was part of […]

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A cure for schizophrenia may be possible - by Karen Lankford, PhD, Neuroscientist Researcher at Yale University

Note: The author of this article works in neuroscience research, but not in the area of mental illness research.  Her opinion is based on articles and opinion pieces published by other scientists. Understanding the biological nature and cause of schizophrenia has frustrated researches for decades.   Only subtle differences could be detected between the brains of […]

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It's Time to Start Screening for Mental Health Symptoms: By Karen Lankford, PhD

Doctors in the US now routinely screen patients for: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, hepatitis, HIV, and TB, among other conditions.  And this screening has shown benefits.  Deaths from all these conditions that doctors have been screening for have been decreasing. Early detection and early treatment improve outcomes.   […]

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Americans Need Immediate Help - Sharon Engdahl, Executive Director

From child to senior our loved ones are getting very sick and dying because America is not properly educated on the early signs and symptoms of mental health problems which includes addictions. The all-in costs of America’s drug addiction problem are one trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000) every year. The cost of suicide and suicide attempts in […]

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An Indictment of the American Mental Health System

The American Mental Health System is in a state of perpetual negligence! It has been for years!  I am sure you will agree with me. Over three hundred and fifty thousand ill human beings suffering from psychiatric medical conditions are languishing in jails and prisons across the country because they did not get the appropriate […]

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A timely message about infection control | Blog Post by Karen Lankford, PhD

The developing nervous system uses many of the same chemical signals to organize brain structures that the immune system uses to fight serious infections.  Therefore, infections such as a bad flu during pregnancy can increase the risk that the developing fetus will later have autism or bipolar disorder. (Depending on the time of the infection, […]

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Mental Illness Keeping You Up? 4 Tips for Better Sleep | Brad Krause

When you live with mental illness, taking good care of yourself is a top priority. But what if you’ve fixed your diet and exercise habits, developed tools to manage your condition, but still struggle to sleep? Sleep problems are common in people with mental illness, but they’re not insurmountable. These tips will help you solve […]

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