Advocacy

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NAMI Minnesota
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
(1-888-626-4435)
fax: 651-645-7379

email: namihelps@namimn.org

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Advocacy Works!

“Let us strive to ensure people living with mental health conditions know that they are not alone, that hope exists, and that the possibility of healing and thriving is real.” - President Barack Obama

Advocacy efforts are a major part of NAMI Minnesota's mission to support persons with mental illness and their families and to work to enact positive changes in the mental health system. NAMI is an active participant on work groups and committees that address issues related to mental illness, including: health care, housing, supportive employment, crisis services, mental health concerns in correctional facilities, access to treatment, and more. NAMI Minnesota maintains a strong presence at the Minnesota Legislature by advocating and supporting issues important to persons with mental illness and their families.  NAMI also works with the Mental Health Legislative Network on areas of common concern to a variety of member organizations. Join NAMI Minnesota's Legislative Alert Network to receive timely updates on legislative issues related to mental illness. Click here to find out more about NAMI's legislative updates.  See

It Was a Very Good Year

Mental health advocates had their second big year in a row at the Capitol, securing more big funding gains and adding some important policy changes.
 

NAMI Minnesota's 2016 Legislative Summary, here.

How to Locate your Legislators
Use this link to your state senator and state representative so that you can contact them with your views on the need for improvements in the state's mental health system.

Non-profit Award for Advocacy Goes to NAMI Minnesota, here.