Urge Passage of Tax Check Off Legislation to Fund Anti-Discrimination Efforts

NYAPRS Note: Please join in this promising effort launched by our friends at the Mental Health Association of NYS.


Please support a Mental Health Public Awareness Tax Check Off Bill that would help end the discrimination against mental illness


We have tax check offs for Breast Cancer Awareness, Alzheimer’s Research, Wild Life Preservation and more. The time is right to have a tax check off in New York State to provide greater public awareness about mental health. The tragedy in Newtown has led to increasing the stigma of equating mental illness and violence. A tax check off is a common sense response to stigma that costs taxpayers and the State of New York absolutely nothing.



This legislation is moving in the Assembly and will hopefully pass shortly. It is currently stalled in the Senate Investigations Committee.

Please take two minutes to make two phone calls today: 

1)   Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos at (518) 455-3171

2)   Senate IDC Chair, Jeffrey Klein at (518) 455-3595


The message is:  Please support S. 3864, legislation that would create a mental health public awareness tax check off in New York State. It is time to end the discrimination against mental illness


Thank you for calling. It is greatly appreciated.