DAY 2: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
10 AM – 12 PM
MHANYS Legislative Policy Briefing
Join MHANYS CEO and Public Policy Director as they provide an overview of key mental health legislative initiatives for 2022. A broad-base of mental health policy issues will be discussed with an emphasis on preparing advocates to make informed arguments with state legislators. The focus from 10 am to 11 am will be on issues particularly important to MHANYS affiliates and other mental health advocates, such as funding in the state budget for providers, supportive housing and community investment. From 11 am to 12 pm the policy focus will shift to mental health and education. Needed funding for MHANYS School Mental Health Resource and Training Center will be addressed along with mental health training for school personnel, suicide prevention, mental health absence days and more. Relevant state agency officials, legislators and advocates will be participating in this 2-hour policy briefing. Please join us and get equipped to make the critical arguments you’ll need as a mental health advocate.
12 PM – 1 PM
Virtual Mental Health Matters Rally
After the Policy Briefing, MHANYS will guide you through a virtual Mental Health Matters rally. Unify your voice with other advocates to draw legislative attention to the important mental health issues of the day. Share why mental health matters to you and “march” with us virtually around the State Capital.
For school groups interested in Mental Health Matters Advocacy Days, visit here.