Mental Health Advocacy Makes a Difference!
NAMI Maryland is a strong voice on mental illness, carrying out ongoing advocacy for a public policy agenda to improve mental health services throughout the state, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and support effective treatment and recovery programs.
Grassroots advocacy stopped millions of dollars in cuts from Maryland mental health services last year. Here’s how you can help:
Click here to read a commentary on Outpatient Civil Commitment in Maryland, by Kate Farinholt and Jessica Honke, published by the Daily Record.
Tell Your Story!
The personal experiences of NAMI members makes a difference when talking to decision makers. It okay to be anonymous.
Respond to Action Alerts.
The collective voices of advocates can influence legislators’ decisions. Join NAMI Maryland’s email list to receive timely updates on legislative issues related to mental illness.
Advocacy training is an ongoing process. NAMI Maryland has training opportunities on how to be an advocate.
Come to Advocacy Day!
Each year during the Legislative session, we invite NAMI members to come to Annapolis for Advocacy Day. We meet with legislators and support funding for mental health services.