The mission of Mental Health Resources is to foster hope, health and recovery for people affected by mental illness.


Philosophy of care

MHR believes that people with mental illness can lead full lives in the community. We challenge ourselves and the larger community to address barriers that inhibit their independence, growth and recovery.

History

With state hospitals closing in the 1970s, adults with serious mental illness began to live independently in the community. Case management and care coordination were born out of the need for community-based services for these individuals. Mental Health Resources (MHR), then known as Sharing Life in the Community, was incorporated in 1976 as a pilot project to holistically serve people with serious and persistent mental illness in the community. Throughout the past 40 years, MHR and many other agencies have provided these services, acting as first line contact for adults who need ongoing support.


We see ‘change’ as a verb and at Mental Health Resources we take intentional action to design a path for the future where we continue to provide the best community-based services to persons recovering from mental illness.
— Kathy Gregersen, MHR’s Executive Director

How we accomplish our Mission

MHR collaborates with the people we serve and families to facilitate learning and growth for individuals, families and the community and foster empowerment and expectation of success.

Vision

Individuals with mental illness have equitable access to resources, support and opportunities to achieve their highest level of recovery.

values

  • Diversity of background & experience is valued and guides our actions and interactions with the people we serve, their families, our colleagues and others in the community.
  • Racial equity, justice and inclusion for the people we serve, their families, our colleagues and others in the community.
  • Compassion for the people we serve, our colleagues and ourselves.
  • Dignity of the people we serve is honored and promoted.
  • Integrity in our work with the people we serve, their families, our colleagues and wherever we represent MHR in the community.
  • Leadership & forward thinking in developing programs and services that support our Mission.
  • Professional competence that guides our actions and interactions with the people we serve and others in the community.