This 20 page document outlines the steps to getting involved in government. A description of civic and political engagement is provided as well as a list of reasons to get involved. The document outlines how to identify your views, choose a political party, identify reputable news sources, choose a level of engagement and connect with your government directly. There is also a detailed section on voting, it includes voter eligibility requirements, how to register, where to vote, how to choose a candidate and what to do when you get the polls. This document is meant to remind persons with mental illness that their thoughts and opinions have value and that there are many ways to express them and be heard.
Mental Health and Wellness Through Civic Participation