What is advocacy? To be an advocate is to be more than a cheerleader for a particular cause. For Mental Health America of Virginia, it means educating the community and policy makers about the complexities of mental health, offering supporting programs and resources to those who need it most, and changing the perceptions that surround individuals affected by mental illness.
Executive Directors from four Virginia MHA affiliates met recently with U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s staff to provide information on mental health needs in Virginia and MHA affiliate services.
Mental Health Advocacy Update
We are glad to partner for Mental Health Advocacy Day again this year, working with Voices for Virginia’s Children, NAMI Virginia and VOCAL in a major presence for mental health at the Virginia General Assembly on January 29, 2019.