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Advocacy Mondays in May

Virtual Hill Day 2020

Mental Health America (MHA) is hosting an online meeting to kickoff the 2020 Virtual Hill Day, a day of advocacy by affiliates, partners, caregivers, and the general public. MHA will share with the audience this opportunity to engage legislators through calls, emails, and social media posts to elevate mental health funding as a critical component of any upcoming COVID-19 emergency relief legislation, and any other legislation considered. MHA’s screening data for April demonstrates an increase in prevalence and severity of anxiety and depression in youth and adults as well as an increase in screeners citing loneliness and isolation as contributing to problems.

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Mental Health Mondays in May

By coordinating calls, social media posts, and visits each week on Monday during Mental Health Month, advocates will drive home the message to their elected officials that mental health matters! Help us get the message out to legislators all across the country by taking a few minutes to schedule a visit, to call, or use social media to encourage your legislators to advance:

  • Children and Youth Mental Health
  • Peer Support
  • Awareness about Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Behavioral Health Integration, and
  • Workplace Mental Health.

To help you talk to your legislators about why prevention matters and that mental health and co-occurring conditions should be addressed early on, before a crisis, MHA created the Act B4Stage4 Toolkit which includes:

  • Links to find federal and state legislators
  • Tips for scheduling and conducting meetings
  • Talking points, asks, social media language and graphics for each topic
  • List of current and previous federal bills
  • Plus more!

Download MHA's Act B4Stage4 Toolkit now! 

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Additional Resource

8 Tips for a Successful Visit to Your Elected Official's Office