Nearly one in five US adults live with a mental health condition, and an estimated 80% of us will be impacted by a mental health condition in the course of our lifetimes. This May, DRW is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month by highlighting the work we do every day in Washington alongside community advocates who have lived experience with mental health conditions.
Everything DRW does is informed by people with disabilities and aims to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities, whether we are:
- Creating tools, resources and training for people with mental health conditions to advocate for their needs and rights
- Providing platforms for people with mental health conditions to tell their own stories
- Investigating Washington’s practice of sending youth in foster care with behavioral needs out of state where they experience verbal abuse and excessive restraint
- Fighting against stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health conditions
- Fighting the criminalization of mental illness and ensuring access to treatment for those in jails and prisons
- Ensuring people with mental health conditions in institutions have access to treatment and medications
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