Widespread change starts with the individual. Someone who believes in a cause and is willing to advocate on behalf of it. Doing so isn't always easy. It takes time, energy and perseverance. But when enough of us decide to fight for change, we make that change a reality.
Our community advocacy pillars represent five areas of modern society that are in need of mental health reform — our schools, homes, work environments, places of worship and government institutions. Each pillar offers high-level advocacy recommendations for those willing to get involved on a community level.
When it comes to our schools, mental health advocacy is all about celebrating different learning styles, encouraging emotional openness and urging those in charge to create accommodation and crisis-management plans.
Looking to be a mental health champion at your school? Let's dive deeper: