Florida lags behind in access and funding for mental health, but the calls for change have never been louder. The national focus on mental health has resulted in multiple new opportunities to improve the availability of care for Floridians.
Now is the time for everyone who cares about mental health to become informed on how to make those opportunities a reality.
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, on Wednesday, October 5, join us for a statewide conference call on mental health. The Mental State of the State will feature insights from three Florida based experts, including: Alisa LaPolt, NAMI Florida Executive Director, Anne Swerlick, Florida CHAIN’s Policy Director, and Dr. Mary Armstrong, Executive Director of USF’s Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.
RSVP today to learn what new policies and practices are on the horizon in Florida. More importantly, find out how you or your organization can be involved in the push for progress.
What: The Mental State of the State Conference Call
When: Wednesday, October 5 @ 6:30 pm
Other ways to get involved this Mental Illness Awareness Week…
Sign up for our MIAW Thunderclap (Oct 7 @ 12 pm): Click here to sign up using your social media accounts before 12 pm on October 7th to join this online action. By joining in our Thunderclap campaign, you are amplifying our coalition’s call to Florida’s representatives urging them to address mental health.
Email your legislators: With one-click, email your lawmakers and urge them to address mental health care in Florida by closing the coverage gap.
Find an event happening near you (Oct 3-8): Click here to see a calendar of Mental Illness Awareness Week events happening statewide.
Join our #MIAW2016 Tweetchat (Oct 6 @ 12 pm): Join and follow this important online conversation by using #MIAW2016. Learn about how to recognize mental illness, find help, and what we can all do to improve our mental health care system.