Consumer Advocacy in the Mental Health world has several distinct components:
Mental health programs are the easiest targets of short-sighted political budget-cutters, yet the value of these programs goes beyond the provision of necessary human services.
We address the first two areas (empowerment and stigma-busting) with inspiring articles and stories of consumers taking charge and turning their lives around. We address the arena of political action by providing a list of national legislation targeting Mental Health programs and issues, along with links that make it easy to contact elected officials.
As this site grows, we hope to add listings of Mental Health legislation on a State-by-State basis so that you can contact your state representatives as well.
Empowerment – National
Empowerment – State
Empowerment – Local