Debbie F. Plotnick, MSS, MLSP is the Vice President for State and Federal Advocacy at Mental Health America (MHA). Recognized as a national thought leader on a wide range of topics in behavioral health, she provides leadership for grassroots and legislative advocacy across the MHA affiliate network, and coordinates the Regional Policy Council (RPC), which focuses on state-level initiatives. Her most recent projects include working with the firearm industry to promote mental health screening and training in suicide prevention. Informing her perspective and her passion, are her own lived experience, and her dedication to mental health systems advocacy.
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.