Social Media Toolkit: #SupportCESSA

 

Social Media Toolkit: #SupportCESSA

We want as many people as possible to know about CESSA and that it would create an emergency response option for mental health emergencies that does not involve any police or law enforcement. Use any of the messages below on your social media accounts or compose your own using the hashtag #SupportCESSA.

Facebook

Facebook Profile Frames

On Facebook, you can add a #SupportCESSA frame to your profile picture: Click on your profile picture to edit it. Click on ‘add frame’. Search for #SupportCESSA. Select the frame you want to use. Save your frame and profile picture.

Facebook Posts

  • We’re in the home stretch: The State Senate will vote on CESSA THIS WEEK. If they pass it, CESSA goes to the Governor’s desk to become state law. #SupportCESSA now by asking your State Senator to vote YES on CESSA! https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023
  • It’s not a crime to need mental health care. CESSA would put important systems in place to change how mental and behavioral health emergencies are responded to in Illinois. I support the passage of CESSA and I encourage you all to join me in asking our Illinois legislators to support CESSA as well. Learn more about CESSA here. https://www.accessliving.org/help-cessa-become-law-final-push-to-supportcessa/
  • Cities around the country are reaching for alternatives to police when it comes to certain 911 calls, and we believe this is possible for Illinois! CESSA is an Illinois bill that would send support instead of police to people who aren’t violent or violating the law. CESSA could change – and save – so many lives. Please join me in advocating for CESSA: https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023
  • 10% of 911 calls don’t warrant police intervention, CESSA is a bill that aims to give dispatchers more options for how they dispatch aid to people in mental or behavioral health crisis. Learn more and support CESSA here: https://www.accessliving.org/help-cessa-become-law-final-push-to-supportcessa/
  • CESSA is a bill that would address the mental and behavioral health needs of people by sending support instead of police whenever appropriate, because a lot of the time the practices of law enforcement only escalate many of these emergencies. De-escalation works, and it can work for the people of Illinois. #SupportCESSA today for a better tomorrow: https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023
  • Pleas for help should not be met with ‘command and control’ or violence, but too often that’s what happens when police are dispatched to people experiencing a mental or behavioral crisis. #SupportCESSA today to create a non-police 911 alternative in Illinois: https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023
  • Stephon Watts, a 15 year old Autistic teenager, was shot and killed by police during a behavioral crisis. CESSA could prevent more of these tragedies from happening. #SupportCESSA. Support safety for your friends and neighbors. #SupportCESSA to save lives. https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023

Twitter Posts

  • We’re in the home stretch: The State Senate will vote on CESSA THIS WEEK. If they pass it, CESSA goes to the Governor’s desk to become state law. #SupportCESSA now by asking your State Senator to vote YES on CESSA! https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023
  • Cities around the country are reaching for alternatives to police when it comes to certain 911 calls. In Illinois, the CESSA bill would send support instead of police. Ask members of the Senate Behavioral and Mental Health Committee to vote YES on CESSA. https://bit.ly/2PMIsv9
  • 10% of 911 calls don’t warrant police intervention. CESSA is a bill that would give dispatchers options besides police to help people in mental/behavioral crisis. Let’s make this the reality in Illinois. #SupportCESSA. #HarmReduction #CrisisManagement https://bit.ly/2PMIsv9
  • Pleas for help should not be met w/command, control, or violence, but too often that’s what happens when police are dispatched to people experiencing a mental health crisis. #SupportCESSA today to create a non-police 911 alternative in IL. #HarmReduction https://bit.ly/2PMIsv9
  • De-escalation works, and it can work for the people of Illinois. #SupportCESSA today for a better tomorrow: https://bit.ly/2PMIsv9
  • CESSA is an Illinois bill that would send support instead of police to people in mental or behavioral crisis. CESSA could change – and save – so many lives. Please join me in advocating for CESSA. https://bit.ly/2PMIsv9
  • Stephon Watts, an Autistic teenager, was killed by police during a behavioral crisis. CESSA could prevent more of these tragedies from happening. #SupportCESSA for the safety for your friends and neighbors. #SupportCESSA to save lives. https://bit.ly/2PMIsv9

Instagram Posts

How to post on Instagram:

  1. Use any of these messages in your Instagram Stories or as a regular post with the image of your choice.
  2. Put this link in your bio: https://www.accessliving.org/help-cessa-become-law-final-push-to-supportcessa/

Sample Posts or Stories:

  • We’re in the home stretch: The State Senate will vote on CESSA THIS WEEK. If they pass it, CESSA goes to the Governor’s desk to become state law. #SupportCESSA now by asking your State Senator to vote YES on CESSA! https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023
  • Cities around the country are reaching for alternatives to police when it comes to certain 911 calls. In Illinois, the CESSA bill would send support instead of police. Ask members of the Senate Behavioral and Mental Health Committee to vote YES on CESSA. Link in bio.
  • 10% of 911 calls don’t warrant police intervention. CESSA is a bill that would give dispatchers options besides police to help people in mental/behavioral crisis. Let’s make this the reality in Illinois. Link in bio. #SupportCESSA
  • It’s not a crime to need mental health care. CESSA would create non-police emergency supports for people in mental or behavioral distress. This could be a reality in Illinois. Please help #SupportCESSA. Advocate NOW. Link in bio.
  • Pleas for help should not be met with ‘command and control’ or violence, but too often that’s what happens when police are dispatched to people experiencing a mental or behavioral crisis. #SupportCESSA today to create a non-police 911 alternative in Illinois. Link in bio.

LinkedIN Posts

  • We’re in the home stretch: The State Senate will vote on CESSA THIS WEEK. If they pass it, CESSA goes to the Governor’s desk to become state law. #SupportCESSA now by asking your State Senator to vote YES on CESSA! https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023
  • CESSA, the Community Emergency Services and Supports Act, is a bill proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would put important systems in place to change how mental and behavioral health emergencies are responded to. I support the decriminalization of needing mental healthcare, and the work CESSA is doing. Please join me in that support and help CESSA become Illinois State law. Learn more and #SupportCESSA here: https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023
  • Access Living, an organization whose work I support, has presented a bill called CESSA to the Illinois Legislature. CESSA would send support instead of police to people who call 911 in crisis but aren’t violent or violating the law. CESSA could change – and save – so many lives. Please join me in advocating for CESSA. https://cqrcengage.com/accessliving/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=511023

Graphics for Social Media

Image Description: Two people sit on a bench as one consoles the other by touching the them on their shoulder. Text reads, “Community Emergency Services and Supports Act”.

Image Description: A graphic that is half teal and half navy blue. At the top white text reads, “Needing Mental Healthcare is not a crime”. Below the text is an icon of a laptop. The laptop screen says “#SupportCESSA” in yellow text with an white Access Living logo underneath.

Image Description: A navy blue graphic with geometric shapes. White text reads, “Susan Kahan. “CESSA promotes safety, connection to services, and the prevention of recurrence. It recognizes that mental crises are not criminal acts, but rather…a cry for help.” Below the quote is a pair of hands holding a tablet. The tablet screen says, “#SupportCESSA.

Image Description: A teal graphic with geometric shapes. White text reads, “Kate Miller. “We need an alternative to police for our community members who may be in crisis and need support.” Below the text is an icon of a laptop. Text on the laptop screen says, #SupportCESSA.

A blue graphic with geometric shapes. What text reads, “Susan Kahan. “I have seen too many tragedies and traumas when law enforcement is asked to respond to mental health crises.” Below the text is an icon of a laptop. On the laptop screen are the words #SupportCESSA and a white Access Living logo.

A tan graphic with geometric shapes. White text reads, “Theresa Stallone – “I have experienced countless encounters with the police who were ill-equipped to deal with behavioral effects. A trained social worker understands how to diffuse an escalated crisis rather than treating it as a crime.”” Below the text is an icon of a laptop. The laptop screen says “#SupportCESSA” in yellow text with an white Access Living logo underneath.

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