March 11, 2020 – Albany, NY

Mental health advocates will gather again in Albany for MHANYS’ annual Mental Health Matters Legislative Day to meet with legislators and rally at the State Capital. This year we are excited to support legislation to increase mental health literacy among school personnel and to seek adequate funding for mental health services. This annual event draws families, students, teachers, mental health service providers, and other mental health and education stakeholders.  In past years, youth from across the state joined MHANYS for this event and visited legislators to advocate on mental health issues—experiencing valuable lessons in civics.

The event is free, begins at 8 am at the Empire State Plaza in Albany and includes a continental breakfast and free Mental Health Matters t-shirt. A rally at the State Capital will be held at noon and legislative visits occur in the afternoon. Schools are encouraged to attend and MHANYS can help schedule appointments with your school’s elected officials. Please join us in March! To register: www.mhanys.org. For more information call 518-434-0439.

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