Since 1908, MHC has been a leader in advocating for improved, expanded and accessible mental health services. Community-based services have proven to be effective in helping people with mental health conditions achieve recovery and live successfully in the community. As a leader in the mental health movement, MHC is committed to ensuring people have access to the services they need when they need them to achieve whole health and wellness.
Advocacy is about action, and MHC welcomes you to join us as we strive to affect real change. MHC advocacy efforts are built on three cornerstones for change:
- Educating elected officials and policymakers about issues that impact mental illness and mental wellness;
- Motivating those impacted by mental illness to share their stories; and
- Creating and participating in coalitions designed to build consensus around systems change.
contact your legislators
It has never been easier to contact state and federal officials to educate them about mental health issues. By contacting your legislators and sharing your stories, experiences, and concerns, you can help MHC positively influence policies and laws impacting mental health services in our communities.
MHC’s top legislative priority for 2015 is to increase access to services and supports that positively impact the four pillars of recovery, which are home, health, community, and purpose.
Assist with administrative tasks and external correspondence designed to educate the community about mental health issues, as well as other volunteer positions at our organization.