COVID-19 is making almost everything more difficult, including mental health advocacy at the state legislature.
With a remote session, we have to do more to effectively engage legislators. NAMI Minnesota is doing their best to represent people with mental illnesses, but your help is needed if we are going to have a successful legislative session and pass bills to build our mental health system.
The most powerful tool you have as an advocate is your personal story. (Click to Tweet)
You don't need to know all the facts, all you need is your personal experience with the mental health system and your insight into the parts of our system that are working or need improvement.
These are just a few areas where they could use your insights.
Telling your story is important and it's easier than you might think. All you need to do is capture the following details in one page or less:
A story can be anonymous if you like, or you can just use your first name if that's what you're comfortable with at this time.
Once you've written your story, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd also like it to be considered for publication on this blog, send it our way as well at email@example.com.
Thank you for joining our advocacy team as a storyteller!