About PMHC: Where Advocacy Takes Flight

Who We Are

The Pilot Mental Health Campaign (PMHC) is a non-partisan, grassroots organization committed to advocating for legislative change in how mental health issues are handled within the aviation industry. Founded by a coalition of aviators, healthcare professionals, and policy experts, we strive to create an environment where pilots can seek help without fear of professional repercussions.

 

Our Mission

To reform FAA regulations concerning mental health and establish a culture within the aviation industry that places a higher emphasis on the well-being and safety of its pilots, while enhancing overall flight safety.

 

The Problem

Current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations require pilots to meet stringent mental health criteria. While initially well-intentioned, these policies have inadvertently stigmatized mental health treatment within the aviation community. Fear of career-ending consequences often discourages pilots from seeking the help they need, posing risks to both themselves and the public.

 

Our Strategy

  • Legislative Lobbying: Mobilize grassroots support to push for changes at the Congressional level, directly influencing the regulations set forth by the FAA.
  • Public Awareness: Leverage media and public events to educate the general populace about the urgent need for reform.
  • Stakeholder Partnerships: Collaborate with airlines, pilot unions, and healthcare organizations to build a broad coalition of support.
  • Data-Driven Advocacy: Utilize industry statistics and academic research to bolster our case for policy change.

Our Impact

We've successfully garnered the support of multiple Congressional members, initiated public dialogues through national media outlets, and built a rapidly-growing network of volunteers and donors committed to our cause.

 

Learn more about PMHC's work on our blog:

Elevating the Conversation on Pilot Mental Health