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Capitol Hill Day May 7, 2014
Mental Health America is partnering with the National Council for Behavioral Health for Hill Day ’14 – the biggest behavioral health advocacy event of the year! Don’t miss out on star speakers, informational workshops, and the chance to meet with your Members of Congress. Together, we’re building support for a stronger substance use and mental health treatment system.
Register for this free event http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/events-and-training/hill-day/register-book/ and make sure to indicate you are with MHA.
Free Hill Day Training on May 6th
In addition to hearing Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) discuss "Moving the Mental Health Agenda Inside the Halls of Congress" the morning of May 7th and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy's Hill Day send-off the following Hill Day training sessions are free.
Making Friends and Influencing People: Expert Advocacy Tips. This session will provide you with advice on how to communicate persuasively with congressional staff and elected officials. You’ll learn what to expect in your Hill visits and how to prepare for success!
Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared: Get Ready for Hill Day. This session, led by National Council staff and policy experts, will brief you on the major policy issues you’ll be discussing in your May 7th Hill visits and provide you with clear talking points to make your case.
- Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Reauthorization of 2013 (S. 116)
- Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013 (S. 195/H.R. 628)
- Children's Recovery from Trauma Act (S. 380)
- Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1318)
- Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013 (S. 162/H.R. 401)
- Excellence in Mental Health Act (S. 264/H.R. 1263)
- Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 1893)
- Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2013 (S. 689)
- Mental Health First Aid Act (S. 153/H.R. 274)
- Behavioral Health IT Act of 2013 (S. 1517, S.1685/H.R. 2957)
- Federal Appropriations for Mental Health Services and Supports
- Eight Tips for a Successful Lobby Visit