MHA in the News

MHA’s Spring Tea

A fun, annual event brings lovers of tea and harp together for a delightful afternoon that supports mental health. Mental Health America of Putnam County hosted their Spring Tea Monday, May 20th at Almost Home at 4:00 p.m. Many friends gathered to enjoy an assortment of teas, tasty tidbits and music by local harpist Harriet Moore. This annual event … Continue reading MHA’s Spring Tea

May is Mental Health Month

Members of Mental Health America of Putnam County gather inside City Hall as Mayor Bill Dory proclaims May as Mental Health Month late Wednesday morning. Present at the proclamation signing are (from front, left) MHAoPC President Christina Wagner, Mayor Dory, Treasurer Cierra Frazier, Secretary Mary Zerkel, Executive Director Karen Martoglio and board members Harriet Moore … Continue reading May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month Marks 70 Years

#4Mind4Body Theme Highlights Importance of Work-Life Balance, Pets, Spirituality in Achieving Balanced Mental Health When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. … Continue reading May is Mental Health Month Marks 70 Years

Welcome Chris Flegal!

Welcome to Chris Flegal!  He recently was named Executive Director for United Way of Putnam County, and MHA was there to help greet him in his new position.  We’re excited about his expertise and enthusiasm for United Way and all the Partner Agencies (of which MHAoPC is one).  Congratulations, Chris!! Read more about Chris here.

Focus on the Person, not on the Label

How do we refer to someone who we learn has a diagnosis of a mental illness or disability? We want to acknowledge the information we have learned, but we don’t want to embarrass or stigmatize anyone. How do we tell others of our own new diagnosis? Mental health and disability professionals recommend using person-centered language … Continue reading Focus on the Person, not on the Label

Don’t Dodge the Issues!

Grab a few friends and have a ball at our “Don’t Dodge the Issues” Dodgeball Tournament!! All proceeds go to promote mental health and wellness in Putnam County. Prizes for teams! Registration is only $120 a team for 6-8 players (before 4/1/19). Register online at, email us at, or call us at 765.653.3310.

PCCF Awards Fall Grants Totaling $70,960.94

Putnam County Community Foundation Board member Jeff Blaydes greeted an early morning crowd of 50 to celebrate the awarding of $70,960.94 in grants at the 2018 Fall Grant Awards Breakfast. Blaydes, chairman of the Community Foundation’s Grants Committee, thanked donors to unrestricted and field of interest endowments that make grant awards possible. He went on … Continue reading PCCF Awards Fall Grants Totaling $70,960.94