What is the Brain Wave?
The Brain Wave is Mental Health Colorado’s statewide network of advocates. With nearly 1,000 members across the state, our Brain Wave plays an essential role in promoting greater mental health across the lifespan for all Coloradans. Brain Wave members help illustrate the barriers to care that Coloradans face by sharing lived experience with lawmakers, the media, and community partners. As a Brain Wave member, your voice shapes public policy and public opinion.
What can I expect if I join the Brain Wave?
Your role as a Brain Wave member is integral to Mental Health Colorado’s success. You will directly influence policy changes, raise awareness, and help us end stigma and discrimination. Here are a few ways you might be involved:
What will I learn as a Brain Wave member?
You will have the opportunity to work with Mental Health Colorado’s expert staff who provide various in-person and webinar trainings and one-on-one coaching (as applicable) so that you’re equipped with the tools you need to help end stigma and influence local and state policies. You will learn the following:
–> The most effective ways to persuade your elected officials
–> How to shape public policy
–> How to engage with the news media
–> How to advocate for change in your local community