At this year’s LEAD Peer Statewide Conference, more than 400 people showed up in person and another almost 200 online to do just that. Hundreds of people from every region of the state were in one place with many people lining up to take the microphone. They spoke for hours at the open mic in the advocacy exhibition. Dozens lined up near the stage to speak after listening to 10 state advocacy leaders talk about the looming threats to gut the Mental Health Services Act and destroy our mental health funding at the county levels. The next day even more people swarmed toward the microphone who had gotten up early to hear from Senator Weiner. The senator showed up late and only had time to hear two comments after he spoke.
Published on: 06/30/2023 | Category: Articles