Campaign for real change in mental health policy – (TODAY) DAY OF ACTION October 7

From the Campaign for real change in mental health policy:

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, we invite you to participate in our day of action. We encourage you to call, write, or Tweet to your members of Congress and let them know that the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act is bad for America.

Twitter Campaign: Tell The National Journal “Nothing About Us, Without Us!”

Also on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 8:30 – 10:30 AM Eastern Time, The National Journal and Janssen Pharmaceuticals are sponsoring an event in Washington, DC on mental health reform with speakers including Rep. Tim Murphy, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), and a variety of others. The sole voice missing from the discussion is that of those who would be most directly affected by the proposed policies – people with mental health diagnoses and/or disabilities!

The National Journal is encouraging people to use the hashtag #NJMentalHealth during the event. You can also use the hashtag #RealMHChange throughout the day and beyond.

See below for all the tools you need for successful advocacy.

Legislative Advocacy Tips
A concise guide to locating and contacting your member of Congress.

Brief Talking Points
You may use ours or you may personalize or create your own. Check out our comprehensive and rights-based talking points for further details.

Sample Social Media Messages
You are welcome to use these sample messages to share on social media. Please use the hashtags #realMHchange and when Tweeting!

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