nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
North Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends

Mental Health America of North Dakota (MHA)


Our mission is to promote mental health through education,  advocacy,  understanding,  and access to quality care for all individuals.


Our vision is to be a leader in creating a just,  humane,  and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect,  dignity,  and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from prejudice and stigma.

Core Values



Mental Health America of North Dakota (MHAND)  is a  consumer-run 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization.  Since 1952,  the residents of our state have had a safe,  trusted and confidential place to turn when seeking help for behavioral health (mental health and substance use) issues.  MHAND promotes mental wellness for the health and well-being of all North Dakotans – every day and in times of crisis.

Mental Health America of North Dakota
PO Box 4106
Bismarck North Dakota 58502-4106
Phone: 701-255-3692


Structure and Function

MHAND  is an affiliate of the more-than-a-century-old Mental Health America organization,  located in the Washington, DC  area.

MHAND  has a consumer-run board of directors that directs the activities and programs of the organization.  The board meets quarterly with an Annual Meeting in October.

The Governance Committee meets on an as needed basis.  Other committees are Nominating,  Public Policy  and  Bylaws.  The Public  Policy  Committee has participants that are outside of the board membership and includes elected officials and consumers.

MHAND  has one office in North Dakota located in Bismarck.  The total staff number is fourteen and includes the  MHAND office in Bismarck,  the  Mountainbrooke Recovery Center in Grand Forks,  and the  Myrt Armstrong Recovery Center in Fargo.  Carlotta McCleary is the Executive Director.