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Policy & Advocacy
Leaders in Mental Health Advocacy
Founded in 1909, Mental Health America (MHA) - with more than 200 affiliates across the United States - is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
MHA collaborates with scientists, practitioners, policy experts, advocates, and other community leaders to design policy recommendations that promote:
Privacy and information sharing have been major issues in Congress. See our recommendation to promote health care integration.
What's Happening on Capitol Hill
Learn more about some mental health legislation that has been introduced in the 114th Congress and where it falls in line with Mental Health America's legislative priorities. See our statements on H.R. 2646: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 and S. 1945: Mental Health Reform Act of 2015.
Our position statements guide our policy and advocacy work.
Regional Policy Council
Mental Health America's Regional Policy Council is made up of affiliate policy leaders from around the country and strengthens our advocacy work at the state and federal levels.
Throughout the year, MHA partners with a number of other leaders in the field to hold webinars on various mental health topics and policy issues.