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How you can care for the mentally ill

    1. Pay attention to public policy issues that affect the mentally ill. Get on the advocacy mailing list of your local mental health society.

       

    2. As debate heats up on the uninsured, speak out for coverage of mental health in federal or state insurance programs — including dual addictions of alcohol or other substances.

       

    3. Invite mental health workers to an adult forum at your church to discuss what is going on in your area.

       

    4. Support with prayer families in your community that are caring for a loved one and listen to what their needs are. Keep a list of resources, including local mental health professionals and treatment centers, and publish it in your church newsletter at least once a year.

       

    5. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.

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  2. As debate heats up on the uninsured, speak out for coverage of mental health in federal or state insurance programs — including dual addictions of alcohol or other substances.

     

  3. Invite mental health workers to an adult forum at your church to discuss what is going on in your area.

     

  4. Support with prayer families in your community that are caring for a loved one and listen to what their needs are. Keep a list of resources, including local mental health professionals and treatment centers, and publish it in your church newsletter at least once a year.

     

  5. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.
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  7. Invite mental health workers to an adult forum at your church to discuss what is going on in your area.

     

  8. Support with prayer families in your community that are caring for a loved one and listen to what their needs are. Keep a list of resources, including local mental health professionals and treatment centers, and publish it in your church newsletter at least once a year.

     

  9. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.
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  11. Support with prayer families in your community that are caring for a loved one and listen to what their needs are. Keep a list of resources, including local mental health professionals and treatment centers, and publish it in your church newsletter at least once a year.

     

  12. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.
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  14. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.

 

  1. Pay attention to public policy issues that affect the mentally ill. Get on the advocacy mailing list of your local mental health society.

     

  2. As debate heats up on the uninsured, speak out for coverage of mental health in federal or state insurance programs — including dual addictions of alcohol or other substances.

     

  3. Invite mental health workers to an adult forum at your church to discuss what is going on in your area.

     

  4. Support with prayer families in your community that are caring for a loved one and listen to what their needs are. Keep a list of resources, including local mental health professionals and treatment centers, and publish it in your church newsletter at least once a year.

     

  5. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.
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  7. As debate heats up on the uninsured, speak out for coverage of mental health in federal or state insurance programs — including dual addictions of alcohol or other substances.

     

  8. Invite mental health workers to an adult forum at your church to discuss what is going on in your area.

     

  9. Support with prayer families in your community that are caring for a loved one and listen to what their needs are. Keep a list of resources, including local mental health professionals and treatment centers, and publish it in your church newsletter at least once a year.

     

  10. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.
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  12. Invite mental health workers to an adult forum at your church to discuss what is going on in your area.

     

  13. Support with prayer families in your community that are caring for a loved one and listen to what their needs are. Keep a list of resources, including local mental health professionals and treatment centers, and publish it in your church newsletter at least once a year.

     

  14. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.
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  16. Support with prayer families in your community that are caring for a loved one and listen to what their needs are. Keep a list of resources, including local mental health professionals and treatment centers, and publish it in your church newsletter at least once a year.

     

  17. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.
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  19. Join the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and receive the Legislative Update. Contact the office at 122 C St. NW, Suite 125, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail: LOGA@ecunet.org; (202) 783-7507; Fax: (202) 783-7502. Visit the Web site: www.loga.org.


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