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NATIONAL ADVOCACY GROUPS

When you care for a person you can change a life. When you advocate for a people you can change a society. ARmindsMatter is built for advocacy, and we’ve gathered resources here to inform and equip you as an advocate and plug you into the state’s and the nation’s leading advocacy organizations.

To learn more about how you can actively advocate in Arkansas, download and review our Mental Health Advocacy 101 introduction here

Mental Health America (MHA) – Founded in 1909, MHA has an established record of effective national and grassroots advocacy and achievement. With more than 200 affiliates in 41 states, 6,500 affiliate staff and more than 10,000 volunteers, it is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation. For more information visit Mental Health America.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) — DBSA envisions wellness for people who live with depression and bipolar disorder. Because DBSA was created for and is led by individuals living with mood disorders, its vision, mission, and programming are always informed by the personal, lived experiences of peers. Through more than 700 support groups and nearly 300 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year. For more information visit DBSA.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) — NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs. For more information visit NAMI.

Active Minds – Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses. Active Minds supports a network of campus- based chapters across the United States and Canada that are made up of students passionate about mental health advocacy and education. Learn more at Active Minds.

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) – SARDAA improves lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses.SARDAA promotes hope and recovery through support programs, education, collaboration and advocacy. Learn more at SARDAA.