Belle Dusseault Hambacher, was only 33 years old when she unexpectedly passed away due to an undiagnosed heart condition on December 23, 2016. She was a devoted MHA volunteer and donor from 2008-2015 and part of the MHA family. Belle understood the vital importance of reducing the stigma associated with mental health concerns. The lives she touched will be her legacy. I M PA C T R E P O R T F I S C A L Y E A R 2 0 17 5 POWERFUL IMPACTS YOU HELPED US TO ACHIEVE IN FY 2017 WE ADVOCATED. Join AIMWell to receive “Legislative Updates” at www.mhacentralcarolinas.org. Start Strong to Stay Strong: Early Intervention Makes Cents Highlighting Child Mental Health TOPIC Attendees 400 Legislative panel of 18 NC General Assembly members included: Rep. Cunningham Rep. Insko Sen. Foushee Sen. McKissick Rep. Murphy Sen. Woodard 762 Mental health advocates in AIMWell, MHA’s grassroots network 73 More than 2016 THE LEGACY OF ONE. 39th Statewide Annual Legislative Breakfast 100% reporting increased knowledge of mental health policies Two “Linking with Legislators” events 32Attendees Linking with Legislators is a new MHA-hosted event encouraging dialogue between constituents in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties and their elected officials. Representative Carla D. Cunningham (D-Mecklenburg) and Senator Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg) were our first two guests! 73