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Join us on February 29th and be a part of our movement to call on Governor Hochul and the State Legislature to ensure that state budget investments prioritize children, youth and families amid decades of chronic disinvestment in the children’s mental health system.

What You Can Do


We are asking you to reach out to your network on social media and call attention to mental health needs in our state, contact state leaders about our children’s mental health crisis, and follow/support our campaign as we advocate.

Feb. 29 at 1:00 PM: #WorkforceNotWaitlists Twitter Storm

Join us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at 1pm to let state leaders and the public know that  Mental Health Matters. During this 1 hour twitter storm, advocates like you will call attention to our mental health workforce crisis that prevents children and youth across the state from getting the behavioral health services they need. We will also call on your peers and network to Take Action, build awareness on these issues, and highlight key budget and policy priorities state leaders can act on.

Not on X/Twitter? You can use the sample posts provided with your preferred platform.

Promote Our Digital Day of Action

Use our toolkit so you can call on friends, family, and peers to join our #WorkforceNotWaitlists Twitter Storm at 1pm and participate in our day of action. You can text, post on social media, or email your networks.

Not on X/Twitter? You can use the sample posts provided with your preferred platform.

Complete & Share Our Take Action Digital Campaign

Write to your state leaders and representatives! Our digital letter-writing campaign urges state leaders to dramatically expand investment in the continuum of children’s mental health services, and must support a behavioral health workforce that can meet the needs of young people and their families.

Follow Us on Social Media

Stay up to date with our activities on social media by following our campaign’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Sign-up for Our Campaign Newsletter

We are launching a newsletter this March in collaboration with youth, parents, caregivers, and advocates in our campaign. This online publication will circulate news and information related to mental and behavioral health throughout New York State. Each issue will have a different focus, and contain segments on youth and community voice, the latest policy and advocacy news, upcoming events, resources and ways to get involved and stay engaged.