What is advocacy?
Advocacy is “the act of speaking, writing or acting in support of something or someone”.
“Speaking out” doesn’t have to mean giving a speech. It can also mean writing a letter, sending an email, participating in a meeting, or showing up to a rally. There are many ways to make your voice heard!
Why does it matter?
Everyone who experiences mental illness deserves the right mental health services and supports at the right time. With those key supports in place, recovery is possible. To make that happen, we have to let elected officials, the media and the general public know what’s needed.