We are seeking volunteers who are passionate and inspired about making a difference and ending the stigma around serious neuro-psychiatric brain diseases.
What kind of champion will you be?
Members of our grassroots advocacy network play a key role in educating communities on policy issues and opportunities for positive change. This network works to connect with elected officials, raise awareness for policy issues, contribute to local resources, and engage new volunteers.
We seek advocates who support our mission to stand up and ensure all people living with serious brain disorders have access to:
Most people come into advocacy on behalf of a loved one themselves. Advocates can work within the city or county level, at the state level, or even on the federal level in Washington, DC. All advocating requires an investment of time and resources as well as a determination to succeed. This volunteering opportunity is a great way to affect policy and services offered to those living with psychosis spectrum disorders and feel empowered in a system fraught with missteps and uncoordinated care.
Anyone with time to spare! Increasing awareness and reducing discrimination are goals you can work on without spending money or traveling. Advocacy includes making calls and writing letters to legislators to ask for reform or telling your own brain illness story. Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance offers many advocacy opportunities.
The ground floor of advocacy is having what you need to care for yourself or your loved one. Ground floor advocacy includes:
The first floor of advocacy includes:
The second floor of advocacy includes:
The third floor of advocacy includes:
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