ABOUT US

Armenian American Mental Health Association (AAMHA) is a non-profit organization, started in 2006 and officially incorporated in April 2009. Our vision has always been to be strong advocates for mental health in the Armenian American community.

 

  • Vision: To be strong advocates of mental health in the Armenian community.
  • Mission: To advance mental health knowledge and practice in the Armenian community.
    • To respect cultural differences and the impact of culture on individual world view.
    • To empower the Armenian community in a challenging social environment
    • To help in resolving Armenian identity conflicts relating to the problems of integration.
    • To believe in the process of healing and recovery as an outcome of treatment.
    • To believe in the value of prevention through mental health education and information.
    • To establish and maintain high professional standards of ethics and conduct.
    • To develop educational programs about mental health for the Armenian community.
    • To provide a forum for professional discussion, consultation, referrals, exchange of clinical information, networking and mutual support in specialized areas of mental health services.
    • To provide leadership in assessing the mental health needs of the Armenian community.
    • To promote training of mental health professionals.
    • To help initiate the development and organization of mental health services to meet the needs of the Armenian community.
    • To improve existing mental health services for Armenians.
    • To promote mental health research in the Armenian community.
    • To inform the Armenian community about available mental health resources.
    • To attend general membership meetings and Board meetings regularly.
    • To develop programs of public speaking and media presentations on mental health issues for the members and for the public.
    • To organize social events for the members and for fundraising.
    • To offer CEUs, publish a newsletter and organize conferences.
    • To provide professional support to students and associates in the mental health field.
    • To initiate and sponsor research on the Armenian community mental health issues.
    • To collaborate with other organizations on events relating to health and mental health.
    • To develop a directory for the members.
    • To create/maintain a website and be active on social media platforms.