2014 Mental Health Matters Day

MHANYS & AFSP Legislative Day, Albany, NY

2014 Mental Health Matters Day

AFSP Westchester meets NYS Senator Malcolm A Smith (14th Senate District)

As part of Mental Health Matters Legislative Advocacy Day in Albany, board members and staff came together with fellow AFSP chapters, volunteers and representatives of Mental Health Association in New York State.

A natural follow to AFSP's Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC, we further discussed policy, efforted new strategies and rallied on the steps of the New York State Capitol building to bring attention to budgetary concerns and specific legislative initiatives in need of support.

Most importantly, we sat down with our legislative leaders and staff up close to tell our stories and reinforce the need for greater attention to and education for suicide prevention and mental health issues.