Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

2017 Kansas Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • March 15, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66612


  • Standard registration for consumers, family members, providers and advocates to attend advocacy events - including briefing, rally, exhibits, legislative sessions and legislative appointments.
  • Special Advocacy Day registration for Legislative Grassroots Advocates to attend events - including Legislator Luncheon, informational briefing, rally, exhibits, legislative sessions and legislative appointments. Legislative Grassroots Advocates are also entitled to travel reimbursement for mileage. There is a separate registration link for joining to Grassroots Advocacy Network and the GAN Training Event on March 14.

Please register separately for each individual who will attend.
Registration is closed


Join fellow consumers, family members, providers and advocates to learn about current mental health policy and budget issues and to educate our Kansas Legislators.  The most important part of your day will be meeting with your representative and senator. 

All participants in Advocacy Day should schedule appointments ahead of time in order to meet with their legislators while in Topeka.  You will receive more information after registering.  

See Details of Advocacy Day at this link.


Note: KMHC has scheduled activities to make your day at the Capitol memorable and rewarding.  Please prioritize meeting with your legislators over these activities.

8:30 a.m. - Noon   Registration - State Capitol Visitors Center

8:30 a.m. - Informational Briefings - will be repeated every 20 - 30 minutes - State Capitol Lower Level - follow signs

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

10:30 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.   Mental Health Advocacy Rally  - 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.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch for Legislative District Advocates* and Legislators (This Event is By Invitation Only) - State Capitol, First Floor North Wing

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, whether it is in their office or in the hallway is the most important part of the day.

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

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

(c) Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604  785-969-1617

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