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Legislative Advocacy

Legislative Advocacy

Legislation is really important in the fight against mental illness. It provides funding for education, treatment, and research. It also helps to fix any structural problems in the way.

First, there’s federal advocacy:

We strongly support NAMI’s platform of policy issues. These priorities include more mental health research, promoting peer and family support, and integrating mental and physical care among others. All of these policies could be pivotal in tackling mental illness among teens.

Then, there’s state advocacy. This is where Hello Friend MN plans to make a difference. By working with other nonprofits and Congresspeople, we aim to create a clear agenda and pass legislation that has seen success in other states.