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Mental Health

The Policy Corner

Date: February 27, 2024Author: Noel Santos

The Mental Health Association is active in public policy both here in New Jersey and in Washington DC. Led by its Advocacy Committee and Chair Bill Olderman, MHA takes positions on a broad range of issues concerning mental health and substance use.

The committee is active this spring visiting local elected officials and discussing solutions to individuals waiting too long in emergency rooms to receive appropriate services and the need to develop more housing options for our neighbors with mental illness.

MHA is an affiliate of Mental Health America in Washington DC where our CEO Robert Davison serves as the co-chair of their public policy committee.

As an example of the committee’s work, please see the policy embedded here on Gun Violence: Community Mental Health Response.