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2020 Annual Children and Adult Mental Health Advocacy Day


Feb 5, 2020


7:30 am – 12:30 pm


University of Richmond Downtown- Lower Level Multipurpose Room
626 East Broad Street
Richmond , VA 23219


Voices for Virginia’s Children, NAMI Virginia,  Mental Health America of Virginia, VOCAL and SAARA have joined forces to organize the 2020 Children and Adult Mental Health Advocacy Day.

Join fellow mental health advocates on February 5th for a breakfast followed by an opportunity to speak directly with legislators about the importance of reforming our mental health system in Virginia. View Voices children’s mental health policy priorities here.

The goal of advocacy day is to bring both the decision makers and the individuals who utilize the mental health care system to the same table in order to encourage authentic engagement. Virginia legislators are our elected representatives and staying in touch with the needs of their constituents’ is an important part of their job description. They are able to represent us more appropriately when we share our feedback and problem solving suggestions. Through the inclusion of individuals with lived experiences we hope that the Virginia mental health care system will more adequately address all individuals’ needs.

Registration is now open and we hope that you and your loved ones will join us!  We would love to have the perspectives of family members, health and mental health practitioners and advocates. Everyone’s participation makes a difference!

Participants will be given information about our shared mental health policy priorities prior to our convening. Questions? Please contact Outreach Coordinator, Chloe Edwards at

REGISTER now to reserve your spot using this link.