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Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates,

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an increased impact on our communities, we feel it is important to make some adjustments to MHANYS Mental Health Matters Day on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. While we will certainly miss the over seven hundred people who would have been in attendance in person, we are hoping to get even more people to attend the virtual event.

FIRST, we are canceling the in-person gathering scheduled to take place in Albany.

SECOND, we are taking MHANYS Mental Health Matters Day virtual!

Start the day at 9:00 am by listening to a Roundtable Discussion of MHANYS Mental Health Matters Day Legislative Briefing Book. Mental health policy issues that are important to all New York State communities will be discussed.

Handouts include:

1) talking points for your school/organization to facilitate a discussion following the roundtable

2) templates for contacting your legislative member (phone and email)

3) template for sharing your “advocacy narrative” (i.e “Mental Health Matters to me/my school/my community because…”)

4) social media toolkit for connecting with your representatives

Join us for the Roundtable and make your voice heard throughout the day using the toolkits and tips provided.

Please register for Mental Health Matters Day Roundtable: Overview of MHANYS Legislative Briefing Book on Mar 11, 2020 9:00 AM EDT at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We look forward to advocating with you on MHANYS Mental Health Matters Day.

Here are the issues MHANYS will be focusing on this Mental Health Matters Day:
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