Advocacy

Advocacy

Announcing the ARISE Advocate Program : Orientations Beginning in March 2018

MHASF's ARISE is an advocacy program focused on developing and sustaining mental health peer leadership to create policy change at the local, state, and national levels.

Are you an advocacy veteran? We need your experience, guidance, and mentorship. Are you new to advocacy and aren’t sure where to start? We provide introductory and ongoing training and support.

If you're a peer or family member interested in mental health advocacy opportunities in the Bay Area, click below to register for a meeting today (meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday and Saturday of each month).

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If you are interested in ARISE, please take this interest survey to help shape our group's objectives.

For more information, contact Meaghan O'Brien, Peer Development Specialist at meaghan@mentalhealthsf.org or call 415-421-2926 ext. 310.

ARISE Calendar of Events

#JoinUs in the movement for a stronger U.S. mental health and addiction system by calling your representative today!

Here's how you can #JoinUs:

1. Call your Senator.
2. For 1 minute, tell your Senator about the importance of mental health services to your recovery, 
and what your life would be like without access to care.
3. Leave your name, your zip code, and thank them for their time.

If you really want to make the most impact, make a short 1 minute video about how the ACA has helped you.

1. Use your computer or camera to record a short 1-minute video for your representative explaining how the Affordable Care Act has made a difference in your life, and how the removal of those services will impact you.
2. Leave your name, your zip code, and thank them for taking the time to view your video.
3. Email your video to info@mentalhealthsf.org and we'll make sure it gets to DC!

OR write your story about how the ACA has helped you.

1. Write your story to share how or why the Affordable Care Act has made a difference in your life, and how the removal of those services will impact you.
2. Leave your name, your zip code, and thank them for taking the time to read your story.
3. Send your story to info@mentalhealthsf.org and we'll make sure it gets to DC!

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