For more than 40 years, Mercy Behavioral Health has been helping individuals receive the treatment they need. This benefits not just the people who access MBH's programs, but all of society.
It's estimated that one in four adults are living with a mental illness. A person with intellectual disabilities directly affects 1 in 10 families in the United States. And, addiction to alcohol and other drugs has been called the number one health threat in the United States.
Our partnerships enable us to help others, which in turn, helps the community at large. Stronger neighborhoods. Increased workplace productivity. Reduced crime. Happier families.
Our affiliation with numerous national associations enables us to take an active role in advocacy efforts and help shape public policy. In addition, it makes us proud to have earned the accreditation of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for our mental health programs.
By working together with state government, regulatory agencies and trade organizations like the Pennsylvania Community Provider's Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens, we have a positive impact on policy and budget decisions.
Our local ties run deep. Helping train city and county police how to identify mental illness, partnerships with businesses and other nonprofits, being a member of local community councils and serving on Allegheny County Human Service Advisory Board all are a few examples of how we improve the lives of everyone living in Western Pennsylvania.