October 20, 2019 @ 3:00PM — 5:30PM
Bringing together attorneys, mental health professionals, advocates, consumers, and supporters to honor the fight to protect and advance the legal rights of individuals with mental disabilities.
Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1977 to provide free legal services to people with mental disabilities. MHAS assists both children and adults, with an emphasis on obtaining government benefits and services, protecting rights, and fighting discrimination. MHAS also serves as a resource to the community by providing training and technical assistance to attorneys, mental health professionals, consumer and family member groups, and other advocates. In addition, MHAS participates in impact litigation in an effort to improve the lives of people with mental disabilities.
This year, Mental Health Advocacy Services will honor Meiram Bendat with the Jim Preis Memorial Award and Mia St. John with the Advocates Award for their outstanding contributions to the field of mental health advocacy.