There are groups across our community, state and nation that work on issues of advocacy for persons with mental health conditions, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.  They work to promote facts about behavioral health including prevention, treatment, recovery, inclusive communities, quality lives, competitive employment, independence, and so much more.

If you are interested, in more information about how to become your own best advocate or how to advocate for someone you love, you can contact our Customer Services line at 1-888-482-8269 or you can follow any of these links to learn more about advocacy:

National Alliance on Mental Illness:

NAMI Michigan:

ARC Michigan:

Justice in Mental Health Organization (JIMHO):

The Power of Peers:  How to Advocate Effectively on the Individual and Systems Level:

Mental Health America:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: