Advocacy & Public Policy

Advocacy & Public Policy

Our chapter is actively engaged in advocating for local, state, and national policies that we believe will help prevent suicide.

We need your help to spread the word that prevention is possible and ensure that public policies make a difference. 

Click here to learn more and get involved.

Click here for information on to become a Field Advocate.

May is Mental Health Month

Ninety-percent of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable – and often treatable – mental illness at the time of their death. 

Let your legislators know that mental health and suicide prevention matters to you.  We are trying to get as many people to contact their state senators and assemblypersons at their home district office as possible during May.  Please ask co-workers, family and friends to participate.  Let our representatives know that we are here and we care.

Need to know who your legislators are?  

To find your Senator, click here.

To find your Representative, click here.

Need a script to use?

Download a sample script here.  

Willing to fill out a short survey?

Please fill out a short survey to tell us about your efforts. You can keep your comments anonymous or opt-in for a chance to win overnight accommodations at the Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park (valued at $199).  The winner will be drawn at random for the pool of people who opt-in from the survey.

Questions?  

Email michelle_hunt4@verizon.net.

 

Want to Get More Involved?

Join us on our monthly conference calls.
Email michelle_hunt4@verizon.net to find out upcoming conference call dates.