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Please join us at the State House on January 29, 2020 for Mental Health Advocacy Day. Mental health advocates, community members, and organizations will be urging lawmakers about the importance to “Support Your Community ~ Invest in Mental Health”. The agenda includes activities that will be of interest for every mental health advocate and supporter including advocacy training, opportunities to interact with legislators, providing testimony and listening to personal stories of lived experience.
ORGANIZED BY: NAMI Vermont, Vermont Care Partners, and Vermont Association of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Mental health advocates, peers, family members, professionals, providers, community members and mental health stakeholders.
Testimony at key legislative committees – throughout the day
8:00 ~ Bagels and Coffee with Legislators (Cafeteria)
9:00 ~ Advocacy Training with Peter Mallary (Room 11)
10:00 ~ Welcome Address from State Leaders (Room 11)
10:00 ~ Legislative Awards, Advocate Awards and Team Two Awards (Room 11)
11:00 ~ Sharing Stories, Insights, and Poems (Room 11)
Noon ~ Lunch with Legislators (Cafeteria)
1:00 ~ Introduction to the House (House Chamber)
Opportunities of a co-sponsor include:
CAR POOLING: We encourage car pooling. Contact your co-sponsoring organization who may be able to coordinate rides from your area.
For more info: Contact Laurie Emerson at NAMI Vermont at firstname.lastname@example.org;
call 802-876-7949 x101