Mental Health and Disability Rights: Feb 16, 2016Download Audio
Organizer’s Forum: Tuesday, February 15th – Topic: Mental Health and Disability Rights
TUESDAY, February15th, 1-2 pm Eastern time, 12-1 Central time, 11-12 Mountain time, 10-11 am Pacific time
- Call in number: 1-712-832-8310
- Code: 125175#
On this call, we’ll talk about how to address — in the media and in society — the growing and false assumption that mental health disabilities and gun violence are linked. Speakers will discuss how to fight federal legislation, called the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (HR 2646), which will limit the rights of people with mental illness. They call will educate participants on next steps on the bill and how to advocate to oppose this legislation. We welcome thoughts and comments from others on what we can all do to challenge harmful assumptions about mental health.
- Mike Bachhuber, Executive Director of Independent Living Council of Wisconsin, Inc., and Co-Chair of National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Mental Health Subcommittee
- Dara Baldwin, Senior Public Policy Analysts at National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
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The Organizing Workgroup of the National Disability Leadership Alliance hosts these calls the third Tuesday of every month as a resource for disability organizers, in an effort toward building the organizing capacity of the disability community across the country. They generally follow the format of a Welcome followed by 2-3 experts in a given area speaking for a few minutes on their experiences, advice and challenges. The calls include a 20-30 minute question and answer period.
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Looking forward to talking with you all!
Jessica Lehman and Diane Coleman
Co-Chairs, National Organizing Workgroup