MENTAL HEALTH CARE GETS MY VOTE!
If you are meeting with candidates, use our Candidate Kit to provide additional information on NAMI and our priority issues. Print out the kit and deliver in a folder or email it as a follow-up to your visit.
ASK A QUESTION
Are candidates talking about mental health care? If not, get them started and ask a question. Learn where they stand on the issue you're passionate about.
MAKE A STATEMENT
If you want mental health care to be a priority for candidates, you don't have to wait to ask a question. You can make a statement.
MEET WITH CANDIDATES
If you think our country is not prioritizing mental health care and you'd like to do something about it, meet with candidates. Share our priorities and build candidate awareness.
When you talk with a candidate about our priorities, it's important to be prepared. If you encounter opposition, don't be defensive and don't argue, respond positively.
CONNECT WITH CANDIDATES
Developing a relationship with candidates is the best way to shift attitudes and increase support for mental health care. Stay in touch and serve as a resource.