Advocacy

MHA regularly holds advocacy town halls and other forums to increase the public’s and policy maker’s knowledge of needed mental health legislation. This includes an annual legislative breakfast, organized visits to the State Capital, as well as a virtual Town Hall Series designed to encourage citizen engagement in the legislative process related to mental health. These trainings are intended to empower individuals diagnosed with a mental health disorder to initiate regular contact with key elected officials. 

In early 2022, look for legislative events, advocacy training on how to use your voice to help make systemic change, and plan to join MHA and other advocates for a trip to Raleigh in May.