The TCHM monitors legislation, programs, budgets, and proposals that impact the quality of mental health care and the treatment of substance use disorder and advocates for sound mental health/substance abuse public policy and increased funding for all Texans. We are a voice that unites the consumers,  community mental health providers, licensed professionals, and other mental health care and substance use disorder organizations and advocacy groups.  The diversity and strength of our membership has helped bring the TCHM recognition and respect at the Capitol.

Texas Capitol

As a coalition, we advocate only on issues for which there is a consensus among our broad membership. Those organizations that are able to lobby legislators regarding specific bills that will further the improvement and sustainability of mental health care and treatment throughout the state.

Since its inception, the TCHM has played a role in: