Advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal: the act or process of advocating for something or someone. In practical terms, advocacy is a form of problem-solving. It is finding the best way to improve a situation:
Protect the rights of people to receive fair, equal, and human treatment.
Improve services, eligibility, and enhance service quality.
Ensure adequate funding is made available for valuable services that improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
The resources provided were developed with the goal of helping people educate their legislators and fellow community members about the positive impact Michigan's public mental health system has on all of its residents. Questions or suggestions about these materials can be emailed to our team.
The impact of current, integrated physical and public mental health supports for people living with intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and substance use disorders reach far beyond those directly receiving services - strengthening Michigan’s communities and inspiring hope.