What We Do

What We Do
The Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) is a coalition of national organizations representing consumers, family members, mental health and addiction providers, advocates, payers and other stakeholders committed to strengthening Americans’ access to mental health and addiction care. As trusted leaders in the field, our 60+ member organizations are dedicated to elevating the national conversation around mental health and addiction. Together, we work to advance federal policies that support prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery services and supports.

What’s New

MHLG and the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose Hosts Congressman David Trone

David Trone with MHLG Chair Laurel Stine and CSOO Chair Kelly Corredor

In January, the Mental Health Liaison Group and the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose hosted Congressman David Trone from Maryland’s 6th congressional district at a roundtable discussion to discuss a collective 2020 legislative agenda for mental health and addiction policy. The MHLG and CSOO thank Congressman Trone and his dedicated staff for their time and hard work on behalf of millions living with mental illness and substance use disorder.


Picture: Congressman David Trone (MD-06) with MHLG Chair Laurel Stine and CSOO Chair Kelly Corredor

MHLG Recognizes Outstanding Congressional Staff

Jenn, Jeff and Joseph pictured with BOD

December 9, 2019: MHLG recognized three Congressional staff for their long-standing support for mental health. Joseph Ciccone from Representative Napolitano’s (D-CA) office, Jennifer Tyler from Representative Katko’s (R-NY) office, and Jeff Morgan from Representative Tonko’s (D-NY) office were all given the Hill Staff Champion Award of 2019. (Pictured here with the MHLG Board of Directors)

Support for the Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act

September 17, 2019: MHLG wrote to the Honorable Kamala Harris and the Honorable Cory Gardner to support this vital step in addressing our nation’s dire shortage of mental health professionals and reducing the unmet mental health treatment gap for Americans across the lifespan. Read the letter.

August 12, 2019: The MHLG wrote to the Honorable John Katko and the Honorable Grace Napolitano to express continued support for the Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act. This legislation is a vital step in addressing our nation’s dire shortage of mental health professionals and reducing the unmet mental health treatment gap for Americans across the lifespan. Read the letter.

MHLG wrote in support of the Parity Enforcement Act

The Mental Health Liaison Group wrote Congressman Norcross to show support. Read the letter.