For over eight years, partners from all across the region have come together to make our community better. These organizations and individuals have focused their efforts on mental health action and advocacy, promoting the cause for the people we love, serve, and support.
In addition to our annual conference, MHAEC hosts regional summits, workshops, and trainings for community doctors, therapists, case managers, nurses, educators, members of the clergy and faith based communities, and social workers.
MHAEC hosts community events, and works to promote information and outreach throughout Eastern Carolina. The focus of our community outreach is awareness, engagement and education of community members.
In addition to having peers throughout the region, helping persons access care, MHAEC also hosts peer credentialing, training, and is a testing site for the MHA National Peer Support Specialist designation.
The intersection of mental health and incarceration effects so many of those dear to our heart. MHAEC works with local law enforcement agencies to promote diversion, treatment, and support for those facing mental health concerns and who are also criminally justice involved.
Getting information into the hands of community members is important at MHAEC. We offer a variety of print and digital materials for distribution. Additionally, we co-brand products for a small fee for organizations looking to offer similar supports in the community.
Since its inception in May 2014, MHA has collected over 1.5 Million screens. Today, MHA collects around 3,000 screenings daily. After completing their screening, individuals receive immediate results, education, resources and linkage to local offices.
Erin Stuart is a community participant within the Greenville area, as she devotes endless time within several non-profits such as the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina and Riley’s Army
Asia Boyd is Peer Navigator at MHA of Eastern Carolina with over 7 years experience in both Mental and Behavioral health. Asia enjoys promoting happier and healthier lives to people in recovery. Her bubbly personality and leadership skills provides the necessary tools to inspire hope. She’s able to utilize her lived experience to promote wellness in others. Her motto is, “if she can do it, so can you!”
Jessica has a strong passion for mental health and substance abuse that is seen in her work and organizations she is a part of. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Public Health from East Carolina University. She is a former intern for Mental Health America of Eastern Carolina and coordinated the 2017 Mind Matters Conference.
I am a public health major with particular interest in exercise physiology, nutrition, and psychology. Fitness is my passion. I wake up at 5:00 AM every morning to work out and I count my calories daily. This all goes back to my desire to live the healthiest life possible and help others do the same. Right now I am exploring how I want to do that professionally. I volunteer at PetsMart and the Humane Society, and when I have the time I love to go skiing, hiking, or to the beach.
Hello! My name is Melanie Edwards I am a senior intern at MAEC and am majoring in public health at East Carolina University. I am aspiring to enroll in a dental hygiene program after undergrad. In my free time I enjoy singing, writing music and poems. I hope to one day take two years away from working and travel the world.
Hi! Im 21, a senior in undergrad at ECU, studying Public Health! I was born in Florida and raised in NC with my family. When I’m not working diligently for my career, I enjoy baking desserts, photography and dancing! I also have a passion for traveling; I’ve been around to 5 countries in Europe this past summer and Dubai a few years ago as well! I have a dire passion for healthcare administration and management, alongside Mental Health Research and can’t wait to put my skills to work with the National Institute of Health someday!
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