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2019 Mental Health Advocacy Day

Date

Jan 29, 2019

Time

8:00am – 1:00pm

Location

The Berkeley Hotel
1200 E Cary St
Richmond, VA 23219

Voices for Virginia’s Children, NAMI Virginia,  Mental Health America of Virginia, and VOCAL have once again joined together to organize the 2019 Mental Health Advocacy Day.

Join fellow mental health advocates on January 29th for a legislative breakfast followed by an opportunity to speak directly with elected officials about the importance of reforming our mental health system in Virginia.

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 the 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 Policy Analyst, Ashley Everette: ashley@vakids.org