Why Join Mental Health America?

Why Join - founder Clifford BeersBecause access to healthcare is a human right

Mental Health America began it's work in 1909 when Clifford W. Beers, a young businessman who struggled with a mental illness created a national citizens’ group to promote mental health and improve conditions for children and adults living with these health problems. It was a revolutionary act and attracted prominent national leaders of the time.     

Today, Mental Health America’s Advocacy Network continues in the footsteps of Clifford Beers by making it easy for people from all over the country to take an active role in protecting the rights of individuals with mental health conditions and undoing decades of neglect and substandard care. 

As a member of the Network, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Advocate for socially just legislation in your state and on Capitol Hill
  • Stay up to date on the latest legislation and policy trends important to mental health
  • Send eCards to friends and family
  • Personalize the website to your interests and receive the emails you choose

If you believe in ending discrimination against individuals with mental health conditions and providing access to care for all who need help as Clifford Beers did, please join Mental Health America today!


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