Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of Mental Health March is to harness the power of those affected by mental health issues and their communities to create transformative social change. Mental Health March is a peer-led movement creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through awareness, outreach programs and events. Mental Health March is committed to dismantling systems of discrimination through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.

March Goals

  • Bring mental health to the forefront of legislature and political action
  • Demand equal access to mental health care for all people
  • Keep existing mental health coverage and increase standard coverage
  • Fight against the inequality faced by those with mental illness
  • Create conversation about mental illness in marginalized communities

Core Values

  • We believe everyone deserves to have a voice
  • We believe in equal access to mental health care
  • We seek to ensure mental health is a continuing conversation
  • We request informed and integrated messaging in the media
  • We support integrative mental health services for everyone
  • We believe mental health should be a core curriculum in schools
  • We seek to create positive political action for mental health equality

Intersectionality

  • Civil rights
  • Health care
  • Homelessness
  • Criminal justice 
  • LGBTQ community
  • Substance use
  • Workplace