One person can make a difference and everyone should try.
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Advancing mental health policy starts with you! Whether you use your voice to help someone get connected to support, share your personal mental health story or support mental health legislation, you have the power to make a difference and you are engaging in advocacy.
There are many ways to create change – here are some resources designed to help you get started.
Maryland Residents, Find Your Elected Officials - type in your address and get a list of your state and federal elected officials
Non-Maryland Residents Find Your Elected Officials - select your state, provide your address and get a list of your elected officials
Learn about Behavioral Health Policy Being Considered in Annapolis this legislative session - follow important bills and where the Behavioral Health Community stands on them
Read Cornerstone Montgomery CEO Cari Guthrie Cho's testimony on important legislation:
House Bill 581/Senate Bill 486 - Employment Standards During and Emergency
House Bill 919/Senate Bill 638- Specialty Mental Health Services and Payment of Claims Enforcement