Advocacy


Chelise Stroud and Heather McDowall Schaefer, March 7, 2018 
State Capitol, Sacramento California

Mental health and suicide prevention advocacy creates change and saves lives.

Advocacy is a major force in addressing stigma and changing the deeply flawed systemic and cultural response to suicide.

From the World Health Organization:

“Advocacy is an important means of raising awareness on mental health issues and ensuring that mental health is on the national agenda of governments. Advocacy can lead to improvements in policy, legislation and service development.”




If you don't know where to start ~ this working paper from The World Health Organization is excellent:


National Institutes of Mental Health Legislative Activities


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


The Trevor Project, Advocacy


National Education Association - Advocacy Resources for Suicide Prevention.


Psych Centrall - Three Easy Steps to Becoming a Mental Health Advocate


Young Minds Advocacy

Advocacy works!


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