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Michael Petruzzelli

, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

600 Behavioral Health Advocates Storm Capitol Hill

October 8, 2015 | Hill Day | Take Action | Comments
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This week, the National Council partnered with ten national advocacy organizations to host the largest National Council Hill Day yet! Over 600 advocates met with more than 300 Members of Congress, sharing with them the important messages of funding and supporting mental health and substance use treatment services. The National Council thanks our partner organizations and ALL of our advocates for their tremendous work.

On Monday, Hill Day attendees attended the Public Policy Institute featuring a crash course in federal behavioral health policy. Engaging panels, celebrity keynotes, and educational breakout sessions prepared advocates for their day on Capitol Hill. Attendees participated in sessions on federal appropriations, deep dives into complex legislation, and a lively discussion on comprehensive mental health and addiction reform.

The National Council was thrilled to be joined by singer/song writer, Demi Lovato, TV show host Dr. Oz, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, moderator of Meet the Press Chuck Todd and many more!

We want to hear about your great victories on Capitol Hill. Please take a moment to share them with us:

Looking for materials and presentations from Hill Day to keep up your advocacy work throughout the year? Check out our website. And be sure to check out the #HillDay15 social media story here.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. in June for Hill Day 2016.