Advocacy

Consumer Advocacy Program: This group, more commonly known as CAP, is a self-help and consumer advocacy group that works in the Resource Center at the Mental Health Association of Morris County office. When people with mental illness speak in one voice, the community is able to respond with support and assistance. In 2016, a total of 106 CAP consumers were active and vocal in helping to create a mental health system that is more responsive to their needs.

Members represented consumers on boards and committees and attended state and national conferences focusing on consumer empowerment. These include the State Consumer Advisory Committee, the Coalition of Mental Health Consumers Organization, the Morris County Youth Services Advisory Committee, and the Morris County Acute Care Systems Review Committee. Consumers also attended the Coalition of Mental Health Consumers Organization conference. Finally, consumers attended and participated at the Annual Morris County Public Forum for Consumers and Families.

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