September 5, 2019


The American Art Therapy Association is partnering with the National Council for Behavioral Health for their Hill Day in Washington, D.C. to advocate for improved federal behavioral health policy. Hone your advocacy skills during the training day Tuesday, September 17th and then let’s head to the Capitol on Wednesday, September 18th!

Hundreds of behavioral health providers, consumers, family members, administrators and community stakeholders will gather in Washington, DC and meet with their elected officials to advocate for better resources for mental health and addiction treatment across the country. Check out the schedule here.




Past years’ Hill Day participants have played a crucial role in securing congressional support for the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act, funding for Mental Health First Aid and other important SAMHSA-funded programs. We hope you will add your voice to the movement for a stronger U.S. mental health and addiction system by joining us on the Hill!

The National Council for Behavioral Health’s Hill Day is the largest behavioral health advocacy event of the year. This year’s Hill Day will bring more than 600 advocates to Washington, DC from 20 partner organizations, including: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Counseling Association, Mental Health America, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and National Association of Social Workers.

For more information, visit the National Council’s Hill Day website or view the FAQs. We hope to see you there!