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In 2020 Congress approved 988 to transform how we serve people facing a mental health crisis by providing a safe, easy-to-remember alternative to 911. States must now fund their own crisis response systems that work for everyone by July 22. This toolkit was developed by chief executives of the nation’s leading mental health advocacy organizations and professional associations (“The CEO Huddle”) to help advocates spread the word.
A Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Care
This statement calls for policy, programs and standards that prioritize mental health care and address the social and economic conditions – including racism and discrimination – that disproportionately impact people of color and the poor, and result in inadequate and inequitable access to effective, humane treatment.
COVID-19 Pandemic: How Can I Help?
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice has published special online guidance for giving and grantmaking during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. The online toolkit includes strategies for effective giving, urgent needs to address now, and nonprofits to support.
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
A list of agencies and organizations that have robust mental health resources available online to help individuals and parents during uncertain times.
A campaign/website that seeks to empower youth and parents to recognize and address problematic tech behavior; empower strategic partners and the media to understand and communicate effectively about tech addiction, particularly in youth; and empower policymakers to protect youth from harmful technology and predatory engagement techniques.
Mental Health for US
A nonpartisan educational initiative created to elevate mental health and addiction in policy conversations during the 2020 election cycle.
Healing the Nation: Advancing Mental Health and Addiction Policy
This guide from Well Being Trust provides federal policymakers with actionable solutions at every possible entry point, including comprehensive, inclusive mental health and addiction policies.
Health in Mind: A Philanthropic Guide for Mental Health and Addiction
This guide from the Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy identifies approaches that are most effective at preventing, treating, and supporting the recovery or long-term management of mental health and substance use disorders.
Evaluating State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Statutes: A Technical Report
Describes the process that was used to identify key elements of legal codes relating to parity across all 50 states and summarizes the research that assessed the strength and quality of statutes using a quantitative and systematic coding methodology.