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