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 the workplace, mental health advocacy is all about destigmatizing the conversation, updating benefits packages, offering accommodations and investing in employee wellbeing.
Looking to be a mental health champion at your workplace? Let's dive deeper: