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Delivering the hope & tools you need on your path to wellness & recovery

We believe that no one should travel their mental health journey alone and that peers have a unique ability to support that journey.

What is a peer? A peer is someone who has a lived experience that they share with others who have had similar experiences. Peer support is what make MHA in Putnam unique. We have historically been staffed by people with their own lived mental health experiences as we believe that is a unique lens that forms a strong bond with others who have had similar experiences, “walked in my shoes”. In recent years, peer support has been recognized as a critical component for healing and growth. We have been proud to expand our peer support services to include adults, youth, Veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and family members. Share your story with us….we’ve been there and we care.

It’s a safe place to go where you can be yourself and not worry about things you usually would!

– Roy B.

Our Programs


Information and Support Line

A non-judgmental ear to listen, and be a partner in developing strengths and wellness


Drop-in Center

A safe space for adults facing obstacles as they navigate their mental health recovery

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Providing support to Veterans, and their families, regardless of discharge status or era of service



Confidential, anonymous and free support for first responders and their family members


Warr;ors & Junior Warr;ors

Mental health awareness and support for youth ages 8-17


Peer Cafe

Support for young adults ages 18-26


Family Support

Targeted support for those facing the challenges of caring for, or loving someone with mental health needs


Suicide Prevention

You are not alone. Click for information about free trainings, resources and support

Our Events

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Annual Recognition Breakfast

The date of our next breakfast is to be announced.

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Veterans Appreciation Chowdown

Veterans Chow Down’ appreciation dinner each Fall to celebrate and honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Over 500 Veterans and a guest attend this event yearly, with a USO show, guest speakers, camaraderie, and wonderful food.

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Veterans Gala

Showcasing the artistic and creative talents of local Veterans

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