Building on a long history of championing personal advocacy, DBSA also advocates for placing peers at the forefront when determining needs and best practices for mental health services. We support both policy and media related advocacy at national and state levels, ensuring the needs and concerns of peers are front and center in policy, service delivery, and treatment decisions.

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DBSA is advocating for the interests of people with mood disorders, and their caregivers and families. Join our advocacy email list to get updates about issues and actions you can take on behalf of people living with mood disorders. Complete this short form and we’ll add you to the list!

When you subscribe to the DBSA advocacy platform, you’ll also receive timely action alerts informing you as to when it is most advantageous to contact your lawmaker.

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Advocacy Issues

DBSA’s Advocacy in Action program focuses on giving peers a voice in important state and national policies around access to quality mental health care. At its foundation is informing and educating the DBSA community about their mental health parity rights, how state and federal policies can affect access to medical products, and the value of peer support services. Once knowledgeable on these issues, DBSA advocates have the opportunity to connect directly with policy decision-makers through DBSA action alerts or be trained to hold one-on-one meetings with legislators.