Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

2024 Kansas Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • March 13, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66612


  • Standard registration for individual consumers, family members, providers and advocates to attend advocacy events - including briefing, rally, exhibits, legislative sessions.

    Please provide as much contact information as possible for each group guest. If you do not have an email for each guest, you can enter a dummy email.
  • Standard registration for individual consumers, family members, providers and advocates to attend advocacy events - including briefing, lunch, exhibits, legislative sessions, and meetings with elected officials.

Registration is closed

Hosted by the Kansas Mental Health Coalition



Link to Exhibitor Registration

Link to Sponsor Registration


KANSAS STATE CAPITOL, SW 8th and Van Buren Street, Topeka, KS  66612


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   Registration – First Floor, North Wing (up one floor from entry level)

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Exhibits - 1st Floor and 2nd Floor Rotunda

10:00 a.m.                    Advocates packet assembly and assistance – First Floor Rotunda

10:30 a.m.                    Delivering Packets to Legislator Offices

11:00 a.m.                    House of Representatives – View from 4th Floor Gallery – West Wing

11:45 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.   Lunch for Legislators and Advocates - 1st Floor - North Wing 

1:00 p.m.              Rally for Mental Health for All!  -  South Steps Outdoors

Special Guests: Governor Kelly, Senator Dinah Sykes

Melissa Brunner – WIBW Hear Me See Me Campaign

Legislative Leadership and Collaboration Awards Presented to

      Representative Mason and Representative Helgerson                      

2:15 p.m.      Ice Cream Social – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – 2nd floor         

2:30 p.m.              Senate Session – View from 4th Floor Gallery – East Wing

Find Issue Papers and assistance with advocacy at the KMHC table in the exhibit area.  Link to Issue Papers

ALL DAY - Advocates meet with legislators 

Committees will meet throughout the day and are open to the public – see House and Senate calendars for schedules. 

The following documents are available at the KMHC Exhibit Table or at the Kansas Mental Health Coalition website.

2024 KMHC Summery of Consensus Policy Priorities

2024 Prioritize the Behavioral Health Continuum of Care Issue Paper

2024 HB 2676 Crime of Encouraging Suicide Issue Paper

2024 Support Clubhouse Program Expansion - Increase Cap on Lottery Fund Issue Paper

2024 HB 2345 Supported Decision Making Agreements Issue Paper

2024 Change Protected Income Limit for Medically Needy Issue Paper

2024 Expand Housing and Reduce Barriers Issue Paper

2024 Medicaid Expansion Issue Paper

2024 Mental Health Parity Issue Paper

2024 Expand Consumer Run Organizations to Empower Recovery Issue Paper

2024 988 / Suicide Prevention Issue Paper

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

Parking and Directions - view PDF

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

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