Speaker: Andy Hagler
Andy Hagler is the Executive Director of The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County (MHA) – a local non-profit, non-governmental advocacy agency in Winston-Salem, NC. Andy has held this position since May 1997. Before that, Andy was the Executive Director of The Arc of High Point, formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens of High Point.
Andy’s work in advocacy began in the 1980’s when he worked at the Office of Disability Services at UNC-Greensboro, first as a graduate intern and later as staff.
Since taking the Mental Health Association’s helm, the MHA provides an array of non-clinical mental health programs and support services, including:
- Support Groups
- Representative Payee Services
- Mental Health Information & Referral Services/Access to Services
- Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) mental health trainings to law enforcement and other first responders. CIT Trainings are offered four times each year.
- “Mental Health 101” Community Education Trainings
- Screenings for Depression and Anxiety via local health fairs, events
- Mental Health Educational and Community Outreach Services
- Client and Family Advocacy Services
Andy holds two Master’s Degrees – one in Counseling and one in Public Administration – both from UNC-Greensboro.
A native of Charlotte, Andy grew up in Washington, North Carolina. He lives in the West End Neighborhood. Andy is a member of Parkway United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem.
Andy can be reached at the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County at 336-768-3880 or via e-mail: email@example.com