Kansas Mental
Health Coalition


9:30 a.m. - Noon   Registration - State Capitol Visitors Center

9:30 a.m. - Informational Briefings - will be repeated every 20 - 30 minutes - State Capitol -Visitors Center Auditorium

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Exhibits - State Capitol, First Floor Rotunda 

11:00 a.m. - Session of the Kansas House of Representatives -group will watch the House session from the gallery.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch with Legislators - State Capitol, First Floor North Wing - RSVP

1:00 p.m. -  1:30 p.m.   Mental Health Advocacy Rally and Awards  - State Capitol, First Floor Rotunda

2:30 p.m. - Session of the Kansas Senate -group will watch the Senate session from the gallery.

Ongoing Activities for all participants:

Legislative Appointments - meeting with your legislators is the most important part of the day.  Meetings may take place in the hallways or legislative offices.  Appointments must be made in advance.  Not all legislators will be available for meetings.

Legislative Committees - choose from among multiple committee meetings to view legislative workings up close.

Please schedule your appointments with legislators before you come to Topeka - assistance is available through your registration.

*KMHC District Advocates are part of the KMHC Grassroots Advocacy Network.  Check out the web page to learn more about becoming a volunteer District Advocate.

NOTE:  Members of the public must enter the Capitol at the north entrance and pass through security screening.  Drop-off is allowed at the north entrance. Parking is difficult downtown, so allow plenty of time.  Click here for downtown map and parking info.  There are also parking garages on 8th and 9th streets east of the Capitol.  Long term meters can be found on Jackson Street along the northeast edge of the Capitol grounds and 1/2 block north on Van Buren.  They cost 50 cents an hour.


 Join fellow consumers, family members, providers and advocates to learn about current mental health policy and budget issues and to educate our Kansas Legislators!  

Please make appointments in advance with your Representative and Senator to meet with them when you come to Topeka. 

Click  here for step by step guide for making appointments and meeting with legislators.  

They need to hear your perspective and concerns about mental health issues in Kansas.



  • There is no registration fee. 
  • Click above to register and to ensure that you receive the latest updates.  (Opens January)
  • Attendees who pre-register for Advocacy Day will be invited to lunch with legislators and may be eligible for a travel stipend to cover fuel costs to Topeka.
  • Everyone is encouraged to participate in Advocacy Day regardless of affiliation with the Grassroots Advocacy Network or Kansas Mental Health Coalition.

(c) Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS  66604-0103         785-969-1617

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