2018 Mental Health Matters Day

March 14, 2018 Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The bus will leave Saratoga Springs at 9 am and return at 4 pm. Please be at one of our pick up/drop off locations by 8:45 am for transportation to Empire State Plaza:

* Unlimited Potential – front parking lot located at 36 Cady Hill Blvd.

* Saratoga Co. Mental Health Clinic – back parking lot located at 135 S. Broadway

TSA staff and clients are encourage to join the Saratoga County Citizens Committee for Mental Health (SCCCMH) for an opportunity to actively participate in the Mental Heath Matters Legislative Day 2018. SCCCMH will transport mental health consumers, family members, and advocates from Saratoga Springs to the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY.

Mental Health Matters Day is a day-long legislative advocacy event held each March at New York State’s capital in Albany sponsored by Mental Health Association in NY State (MNANYS). This is an educational and inspirational day of advocacy where individual voices, joined by hundreds of others, can be heard by New York’s elected officials.

In preparation for the lobbying experience, SCCCMH will train participants how to speak to legislators and to advocate for themselves. Ultimately, participants will be able to generalize the lessons learned on advocating to better advocate for their individual care or support needs.

Bus transportation is being provided for free by the SCCCMH for consumers and advocates who would like to plan on attending the Mental Health Matters Legislative Day. Seating on the bus is limited and will be reserved on a first come-first serve, as well as a need basis. You can also provide your own transportation and meet us at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

Please contact Melodie Masterson if you do not need transportation, but would like to join the SCCCMH group in Albany. If you have any questions or to reserve a seat on the bus, please RSVP to SCCCMH to Melodie Masterson at mmasterson@scccmh-saratoga.org or at 584-1205 ext. 2.