Who We Are
PMHCA is a state-wide member organization dedicated to the support of all people who seek aid for recovery from a mental illness at any stage in their journey.
PMHCA provides resources, referrals, and support to those receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness.
PMHCA provides and refers training to individuals in such areas as Stigma Destruction, Trauma-Informed Care, Mental Health Advanced Directives, Peer Support, LGBTQI+ Issues, and other training. PMHCA also assists newly formed consumer coalitions to get started.
Help build a stronger road to recovery, free from stigma and discrimination.
Become A Member!
Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for mental health recovery and advocacy.
Public Policy / Advocacy: You can offer contribution to the strong advocacy programs centered on assuring that voices are being heard. You can keep track of mental health issues under consideration by the State Legislature through our emails and our quarterly newsletter, VISION.
Free Informational Services: The association keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the association’s web site and email updates of emerging policy and legislative issues relevant to mental health, action alerts, notices of upcoming training, conferences, and recovery employment opportunities in Pennsylvania and associated areas.
Members Only Benefits: Discounts on our events and a special members only area of the website available to those with membership plans.
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In Loving Memory
On June 17, 2022, we lost an exceptional colleague and friend, Zachary Karenchak. He was an advocate, a voice, and a champion for youth and young adults who have experience in the mental health system.
Zack, you taught many people worldwide what it means to be a good human being. Your humor allowed laughter when it was needed most. Your acceptance and grace have given people the space to feel loved. Your advocacy has given a voice to the voiceless and a microphone to those who want to be louder. Your smile was kind, and your heart was golden.
The work you dedicated your life to continues on with you, for you, and because of you. The system change you spearheaded will live in your honor forever. Our friend, we will miss you.