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  • "Take 5" is an initiative of Mental Health Partnerships located in Philadelphia, PA. If you have 5 minutes to spare each week, join Take Five, the community of change agents who are taking five minutes, once a week, to make the world better for people with mental health conditions. To join:

  • Public Mental Health services are funded mostly through taxpayer dollars. These dollars, both federal and state, are allocated in the PA state budget. Your legislators decide each year how much will be added or subtracted from the budgets and how to spend the money. Your legislators represent YOU! You need to have a voice in how the dollars are spent. The advocacy organizations listed on this page can provide important information about proposed legislation and state budgets to help you make informed decisions when advocating with your local legislator or when you cast your vote at the polls each election. To find out who your legislator is:

  • The Montgomery County CSP Committee is a mental health coalition of individuals with lived experience, family members, providers, advocates, community members and others who partner with the county Office of Mental Health to have a voice in our community's mental health service system. The CSP Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown, PA 19401. If you want to have a voice in decisions made about mental health in Montgomery County, and you want to meet others who are working toward the same goals, come to our meetings. They begin at 12 noon with subcommittee meetings and the general meeting is held at from 1-2:30 p.m. A light lunch is served. For more information:

  • AdvocacyWorx is a team of individuals who use or have used mental health services and who provide peer support and education about self-advocacy for adults living with mental illness in Montgomery County. AdvocacyWorx is part of the Hopeworx team. Go to our "What We Do" page by clicking the AdvocacyWorx heading above and find out about all of the services and resources that are available to you.

  • The Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania -- which reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Commonwealth -- works on behalf of the mental health of its citizens, instilling principles that facilitate the recovery and resiliency of individuals and their families, through advocacy, education, and public policy. To learn more about MHAPA, go to:

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