Call to Action
Advocacy has been at the root of Mental Health America since Clifford Beers founded our national organization in 1909. Through nearly a century of advocacy at the national, state and local levels, Mental Health America of the Heartland has sought to protect the rights of individuals with mental illnesses; to undo decades of neglect and substandard care; to seek access to equitable, accessible and culturally competent services; and to seek new funding and reinvestment in both infrastructure and services in the community.
Mental Health America of the Heartland continues to lead the mental health movement by informing and coalescing mental health stakeholders across the country. Mental Health America supports and empowers mental health advocacy organizations as they confront policy challenges and opportunities. We have a library of online and hard copy resources on many topic areas, and we will respond to your specific question or advocacy support needs. You can rely on MHA of the Heartland to:
- Respond to requests for information and research;
- Produce useful publications on policy topics;
- Produce effective advocacy tools; and
- Identify and connect you to experts on specific topics.
- Please direct inquiries to:
For More Information
Mental Health America of the Heartland continues to expand resources to assist advocates in the greater Kansas City area. Please direct inquiries to Susan Crain Lewis or by phone (913) 281-2221 ext. 122.