MHA in Ulster’s Advocacy Team in Albany

(L-R) Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Sen. Liz Krueger, Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, Sen. Terry Gipson, Paige Pierce, Executive Director, Families Together in NYS, and Douglas Cooper, Associate Executive Director, ACL

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Wednesday, March 13th MHA in Ulster’s Advocacy Team joined Mental Health advocates from across NY at the state capital for the Mental Health Association of NYS/American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Legislative Day.  The team met with area legislators and asked them to support Mental Health Education in Schools, Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Prescriber Prevails, Community Mental Health Reinvestment, COLA for community mental health workers and other issues.

The MHA in Ulster Team was on hand as State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, called for strengthening of the Community Mental Health Reinvestment Act. (pictured above)  You can read the statement from Senator Tkaczyk here.