Be Vocal for your community and speak up about mental health
If you’re living with a mental illness, factors such as isolation, delayed care and inadequate community support can be barriers to living well. The Be Vocal partners invite you to get involved in helping to break down some of these barriers.

Whether or not you are living with a mental health condition or care about someone who does or simply just want to get involved, there are so many ways you can help. Advocacy often starts at home, so for some, the most important thing to do is to keep track of personal wellness goals or speak up in a support group or with a friend. For others, getting involved with legislative efforts or in programs designed to break down prejudice and raise community-based mental health support is the best path forward.

How you get involved is your choice. Just remember that your voice matters.


“I learned so much through my mental health advocacy work and through collaborating with people dedicated to making a difference every day.”

“We need to change the way we treat mental health in America. We need to be vocal, whether it is through engaging with our elected officials or getting the word out to help others.”

“There are so many ways you can advocate for yourself and others, and there are a number of great organizations that can help you get involved. Let’s be vocal. Together we can make a difference by changing mental health care in America.”

Learn more from some of the Be Vocal partners at the forefront of mental health advocacy initiatives:
Be Vocal partner - the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Be Vocal partner - the Jed Foundation
Be Vocal partner - Mental Health America (MHA)
Be Vocal partner - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Be Vocal partner - the National Council for Behavioral Health