With the legislative session quickly approaching, SDCA hopes that advocacy is on your mind. When we advocate, we are doing so much more than bragging about ourselves or gushing about the profession. Advocacy is often defined as garnering support of a particular cause. As counselors we must often also act as educators, bringing to light aspects of our work that may be unclear or unknown to the general population. We find ourselves working to advocate on behalf of those we serve, whether representing a student's interests in an IEP meeting or contacting elected officials regarding Medicaid coverage, we lend our voice to theirs in order to get the attention they deserve. Through advocacy, we help demystify and work to de-stigmatize mental health care- how it is okay to not be okay and that asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.