Be An Advocate!
YOUR VOICE COUNTS – By working together to be a voice for mental health, we can make a real difference!
- Be brief, prepared, clear, honest, accurate, persuasive, timely, persistent and grateful.
- Let the legislator know that you are there to serve as a resource. Be a partner, not an adversary.
- Listen to what your legislator has to say on the issue.
- Be sure to thank the legislator for taking the time to hear your position with a short follow-up.
Your Elected Officials
For other information visit www.vote-smart.org.
To determine who your legislator is, search online here or contact your County Clerk’s office and give them your exact home address.
Jefferson County 303-271-8186
Clear Creek County 303-679-2339
Gilpin County 303-582-5321
Congress and the US Senate continue to meet throughout the year, so we may be sending out action alerts on mental health policy at the federal level.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado – www.namicolorado.org/
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Jeffco – https://www.namijeffco.org
Mental Health America – www.mentalhealthamerica.net
Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC) – www.cbhc.org
For more information about becoming an advocate for mental health, contact Lesam@jcmh.org.