Membership

The TCHM’s more than 30 members include organizations with a shared interest in mental health and/or substance use disorder. Membership is open to organizations that work on these issues who may be community based, to include organizational leaders, and/or those with lived experience working in organizations.

Who can be a member of the TCHM?

  • Each prospective member must agree to the TCHM’s mission, principles and rules of engagement.
  • The TCHM’s members will include organizations whose policy and advocacy efforts are directed toward the state level, regardless of whether their footprint is statewide or regional.
  • Any interested organizations will be reviewed and approved for membership by the TCHM’s steering committee.
  • The number of members representing each organization may be determined on a case-by-case basisand is typically limited to two or three people.
    • The above does not include interns or policy fellows who may attend and observe at meetings, they should not be the primary representative of the member organization.
    • To include interns and/or fellows on the TCHM’s email distribution lists, the organization’s member must contact the TCHM’s legislative coordinator at debbie@coalitionhealthyminds.org.
    • Member organizations must also contact the legislative coordinator in advance of any meetings and/or activities if an intern/fellow will be in attendance with the member or as a substitute.

How to become a member

  • Each prospective member must contact the TCHM’s coordinator at debbie@coalitionhealthyminds.org.
  • Members should be prepared to actively participate in the TCHM’s activities and meetings.
  • Members will be included in the following:
    • The TCHM email distribution list
    • Notifications of meetings as well as important news, updates and deadlines
    • Quarterly general membership meetings
    • Opportunities to serve on committees
    • Surveys and/or votes on specific coalition matters
      • One vote per organization for each approved member organization (present, through remote communication, or via proxy when allowed)