Mental Health America of the HeartlandOctober 2016 eNewsletter
With all of the changes in health care and voting laws happening at the state and federal level, it's more important than ever for the mental health community to be involved in this year's election.

Our national affiliate, Mental Health America (MHA), has prepared a voter guide to help mental health advocates ensure that people with mental health and substance use conditions feel empowered and able to vote; that candidates at the federal, state and local levels are considering the concerns of the mental health community; and to encourage all voters to ultimately Vote for America's Mental Health in 2016.

This guide provides:
  • Voter registration information
  • A "November Elections Action Checklist"
  • Questions for Town Hall & Candidate Forums
  • A "Letter to the Editor" & Talking Points guide
  • Relevant websites & additional resources
  • A review of party platforms, and more...
Voter Registration Deadlines:

Missouri
Wednesday, October 12th

Kansas
Tuesday, October 18th

Both Kansas and Missouri allow voters to register online.  You may also register by mail or in person. Find out more about voter registration at vote.usa.gov.
 

MHAH Information & Referral
913-281-2221
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Compassionate Ear Warmline
1-866-WARM-EAR
or 913-281-2251
Open daily, 4pm-10pm
Thank you, Representative Ruiz!

MHAH held a reception for Representative Louis Ruiz on Thursday, September 29th to celebrate his accomplishments, advocacy and award from our national affiliate as a champion of mental health in the state of Kansas. Mental Health America (MHA) recognized a very select group of seven state legislators from four states who have made mental health a priority in their states. Read the entire press release here.

Thank you to all of those to came to celebrate with us
and congratulations to Representative Ruiz!

Pictured from left to right: Kansas State Representative Louis Ruiz, Susan Crain Lewis, Kansas State Representatives Jim Ward and John Acala.
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Want to learn more about MHAH? Attend a Road to Hope event!
We also have many educational presentations and opportunities for CEUs in October. Visit our website for a full list of upcoming events.

NOTE: MHAH offices will be closed Monday, October 10th in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. (This does not include the Compassionate Ear Warmline, which is open 365 days a year from 4pm-10pm.)
Mental Health America of the Heartland
913.281.2221 | info@mhah.org | www.mhah.org