In this section, you will find links to informational guidelines such as “Person-first” language, “How To” templates to help with writing or turning mental health testimony into letters to the editor, tip sheets on things like “Hosting a Legislative Breakfast/Event or Candidate Forum” to bring out the inner activist in you! As always, if you need more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE LINK
CLUBHOUSES AND SOCIAL CLUBS
GLOSSARY OF MENTAL HEALTH & PUBLIC POLICY RELATED TERMS
GUIDELINES FOR LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
WRITING OPINION EDITORIALS (OP-ED’s)
HOSTING A LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
HOSTING CANDIDATE FORUMS: TIPS FOR 501c3’s
REGIONAL MENTAL HEALTH BOARDS
The Mesothelioma Group’s Guide on Cancer’s Effect on Mental Health
The American Childhood Cancer Society’s Guide to Psychological and Emotional Support
Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline
Youth with Special Health Care Needs – Moving Into Adult Health Care Guides
Legislative Committee Membership Lists
The Connecticut State legislative committees listed below are ones that most often impact policy related to mental health. They are useful for contacting the legislators that will be considering bills of importance to you. You can find a complete listing of committees and members on the Connecticut General Assembly website
For a listing of all the 2013 Legislative committees and members, CLICK HERE.