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HOW MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATURE ADVOCACY DAY IS MARCH 7, 2024, CALLING ALL ADVOCATES, (442 hits)


For Immediate Release From NAMI-Minnesota!


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WHAT: Mental Health Day On The Hill!


WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2024


TIME: 9:30 a.m., EST


WHERE: Christ on Capitol Hill Church (near the Capitol)


HOW:


Join us at the MN State Capitol 3/7 for Mental Health Day on the Hill, organized by
@NAMIMinnesota! This year's theme is Spotlight Mental Health. Let’s keep the light on mental health-related legislation and infrastructure throughout the session:

A welcome and policy briefing will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 9:30 am at Christ on Capitol Hill Church (near the Capitol), where you’ll hear an overview of current mental health policy and funding issues. Then, at 11 am we will hold a rally in the rotunda, where you’ll hear from legislators and advocates and make your voice heard!

You will also have a chance to meet with your legislators and share why mental health is important to you. Sign up in advance so we can help you schedule an appointment. Never met with your legislator before? No worries! We’ll help you set up the appointment and train you on current issues.

We cannot guarantee that we can provide you with transportation to the Capitol or arrange a meeting with your representatives. There will still be many ways to advocate for a mental healthcare system. Please email Sarah at policycoordinator@namimn.org or call 651-645-2948 x123 if you would like to attend but didn’t sign up in time.

Learn more HERE!:

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Mental Health Advocacy Talks


There is an increasing number of people struggling with their mental health and limited resources #MNleg. Our policy team will answer your questions regarding this challenges for half an hour on Instagram Live.

WHEN: Mondays at 12:00 pm, from March 4 to May 20. Follow https://www.instagram.com/nami_minnesota_h... and stay tuned.

The Minnesota Mental Health Legislative Network (MHLN), a coalition of over 40 organizations, including advocacy groups, providers, and professionals, is advocating for:

1. Stabilize and increase access to effective mental health care throughout the state by raising rates and funding, using cost-based rates, eliminating barriers to development, and streamlining regulatory systems.

2. Fund and expand services in the children’s mental health system.

3. Implement critical programs that address equity and disparities.

4. Help people living with mental illnesses obtain and maintain stable housing and employment.

5. Expand access to home and community support through waivers and in-home services.

6. End the inappropriate use of the criminal and juvenile justice systems for children and adults with mental illnesses and provide adequate mental health care in these systems.

7. Expand and diversify the mental health workforce.

8. Ensure access to mental health crisis services by increasing funding and setting expectations.

9. End discriminatory policies related to disability and life insurance.

10. Expand the types of services covered under Medical Assistance.

Learn more HERE!: https://www.instagram.com/nami_minnesota_h...




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WHAT: Gatekeeper Trainer Certification Course Workshop


WHEN: MONDAYS April 15, April 22, and April 29, 2024


TIME: 1:00 P>M>, EST - 3:00 PM


WHERE: Zoom Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/t...


HOW: REGISTRATION https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/t...


QPR Train the Trainer Workshop: This workshop has been designed to be a companion to the QPR Institute’s “QPR Gatekeeper Trainer Certification Course” which trains participants to teach QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention. As participants work through the QPR Gatekeeper Trainer Certification Course, this workshop will provide support and guidance from experienced QPR Gatekeeper trainers from across the state, allow participants to connect with other new trainers, ask questions and gain insights about our Minnesota community, learn about Safe Messaging, and practice teach the curriculum.

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