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Participate in the Day of Action for Real Change in Mental Health Policy on October 7!

Source: Campaign for Real Change in Mental Health Policy

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 the Campaign for Real Change in Mental Health Policy is encouraging everyone to call, write, or use social media to contact their member of Congress and tell them that the Murphy Bill is bad for America.

Resources to advocate successfully are available at the link above.

Twitter Campaign: Tell The National Journal “Nothing About Us, Without Us!”

Also on October 7, from 8:30 – 10:30 AM Eastern Time, The National Journal and Janssen Pharmaceuticals are sponsoring an event in Washington, DC on mental health reform with speakers including Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), and a variety of others. The sole voice missing from the discussion is that of those who would be most directly affected by the proposed policies – people with psychiatric disabilities!

The National Journal is encouraging people to use the hashtag #NJMentalHealth during the event. We encourage you to use your voice and your Twitter account to deliver the message that will be missing from the event. You can also use the hashtag #RealMHChange throughout the day. See sample Tweets.

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