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Albany Rally For Mental Health Funding
By HARVEY ROSENTHAL
"Over 600 mental health advocates came to Albany from every corner of New York" 

New York City Candidates' Forum On Mental Health
By HARVEY ROSENTHAL, Executive Director, NYAPRS
"We must keep voting for the mental health issues that are important to us. That is the only way politicians in power will listen to us."

NYAPRS Advocates Strong in 2004
By VUKA STRIEVIC, Co-Chair, Public Policy Committee, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

"Beginning decades ago, the consumer advocacy movement continues to successfully influence law, improve resource allocation, and result in necessary oversights, systemic reforms, and protection of human rights."

You Can Become a Field Organizer, a Team Leader, or a Bus Captain!
BY SANDY BROWER, NYAPRS NYC REGIONAL LEADER AND FIELD ORGANIZER AND VUKA STRICEVIC, CO-CHAIR, NYAPRS PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

"As we look towards the 2005 NYAPRS Legislative Day, participation as a Field Organizer, a Team Leader, and/or a Bus Captain are integral ways to impact mental health policy."

The Fight for Rights in Albany
BY GUEST COLUMNIST MORRIS LEVINE, MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

"We learned the importance of advocacy. We spoke up for ourselves and we were heard.we know that our cause is worth standing up for."

Advocate, Educate and Celebrate
By VANESSA CARROLL
"Field Organizers post fliers, conduct one-on-one outreach, and also hold presentations at their agency or program.Becoming a Field Organizer is a great opportunity to keep on top of mental health issues, and to develop some advocacy and organizing skills...For more information, please contact: Teena Brooks, 646-602-5665."


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