By Casey Dillon, Advocacy Associate
This year was really big for Mental Health America! Take a look at what made 2015 so successful.
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This year, all of MHA’s messaging focused around our
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2. Green Tutus
Did you know that lime green is the color for mental health awareness? Our green tutus are always a hit at outreach events!
3. Mental Health Month
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4. Annual Conference
The 2015 Conference, held in Alexandria, VA, brought together MHA affiliates, peers, legislators, advocates, and other mental health professionals. Don’t miss the
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5. The State of Mental Health in America
MHA released our second annual “
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6. Policy Work on Capitol Hill
MHA has spent a lot of time on Capitol Hill, where we advocate for prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated health, behavioral health and other services for those who need them, and recovery as a goal.
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