Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) helps thousands of individuals put hope into action. We believe long-term wellness and recovery is achievable for everyone. We help individuals obtain a safe home, activate whole health living, find fulfillment and purpose, and become an active member of the community.
MHC envisions a future where all individuals are treated fairly and can access the support they need to sustain long-term health and wellness. MHC’s advocacy efforts during each legislative session are both protective and proactive. To protect individuals, we combat legislation that could lead to discrimination or deny access to care. Proactively, we introduce or support legislation that increases access to care, challenges stigma, encourages preventative care, and elevates mental wellness to the same level of priority as physical wellness.
MHC’s 2020 Legislative Priorities
In 2020, MHC’s legislative priorities will be focused on fighting legislation that could lead to discrimination or deny access to care. We will support legislation that increases access to care, challenges stigma, encourages preventative care, and elevates mental wellness to the same level of priority as physical wellness.
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.
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.
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.