8:00 am


Room 11*
8 am - 9 am
Bagels & Coffee with Legislators
9 am - 10 am
Advocacy Training with Peter Mallary & Ed Paquin
Room 11*
9 am - 10 am
Testimony Scheduling (see schedule day of event)

10 am - 11 am

Welcome Address From State Leaders

  • Governor Phil Scott
  • Lt. Governor David Zuckerman
  • Secretary of Human Services Al Gobeille
  • Commissioner of Mental Health Melissa Bailey
  • Sen. Tim Ashe, Senate President Pro Tempore
  • Rep. Mitzi Johnson, Speaker of the House

Presentation of Awards

Room 11*
11 am - 12 pm

Sharing Stories - Share your recovery story

(sign up ahead of time or at the event)

Room 11*
12 pm - 1 pm
Lunch with Legislators

1 pm - 2 pm
Introduction to the House - Additional Testimony

*If for any reason Room 11 becomes unavailable, the

Pavilion Building will be the back-up room.

Mental Health Advocacy Day - January 31, 2018

Mental Health Advocacy Day is co-sponsored in part by the Vermont Psychological Association.

For more information:
Contact Laurie Emerson at NAMI Vermont • Phone: 802-876-7949 • 800-639-6480
Email: lemerson@namivt.org - Visit:www.namivt.org/advocacy/advocacy-day

Advocacy Training on Saturday, January 13 – Afternoon  Time & Location TBD--

Trainers: Peter Mallary and Ed Paquin

Register for this training here.

Sharing Stories on January 31 -
here to share your story.  You can find some suggested talking points atthis link.

Volunteer on January 31 -
Sign up to volunteer at Mental Health Advocacy Day by clicking


Active Minds/St. Michael's College ~ Alyssum ~ Blueprint for Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse ~ Building Bright Futures ~Champlain Community Services ~ Clara Martin Center (CMC) ~ Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) ~ Disability Rights Vermont ~ Families First Inc. ~ Green Mountain Support Services ~ Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) ~ HowardCenter ~Lamoille County Mental Health Services (LCMHS) ~ Lincoln Street ~ Me2/Orchestra ~ NAMI Vermont ~ NFI Vermont, Inc. ~ Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) ~ Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (NCSS) ~ Pathways Vermont Community Center ~ Rutland Mental Health Services ~ SNHU Graduate Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (PCMH) ~ Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community ~ Team Two ~ United Counseling Service of Bennington County, Inc. (UCS) ~ Upper Valley Services ~ UVM Medical Center ~ Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition ~ Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (VAMHAR) ~ Vermont Care Partners (Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services) ~ Vermont Center for Independent Living ~ Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement and Innovation ~ Vermont Department of Mental Health ~ Vermont Family Network ~ Vermont Mental Health Counselors Association ~ Vermont Psychological Association ~ Vermont Suicide Prevention Center ~ Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc. (WCMHS) ~ Wellness Workforce Coalition


Want to Get Involved?