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Why We Rise is part of a national movement to transform our mental health care system.
We demand that easy access to quality care be recognized as a fundamental civil right.
Everyone deserves to be well.


Use the hashtag #WhyWeRise on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to share your own reason for standing up and taking action.



You are not alone. If you or someone you care about is in need of help, take action today and reach out for support.

A mental health condition is not a sign of weakness – it’s a disease. Just like a broken leg or diabetes or a heart condition, getting help leads to healing, recovery and living a full life. Everyone deserves the right to be well. Don’t let embarrassment or stigma keep you from getting care.

Treatment is confidential. You can talk privately with a counselor or therapist, and a doctor can provide other help or medication depending on what you need.

The ACCESS hotline operates 24/7: 1-800-854-7771
You can also text “LA” to 741741 anytime to be connected to a crisis counsellor