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"We all know somebody -- a family member, a friend, a neighbor -- who has struggled or will struggle with mental health issues at some point in their lives." - Former President Barack Obama

Legislative Trainings for Mental Health Advocates

Learn about the legislative process, how to contact your elected officials, and the most effective ways to share your story. This two-hour NAMI workshop is for anyone interested in advocating for changes to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.
• Hastings, Jan. 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Hastings Public Library, 1490 South Frontage Rd. (Register, here.)
• St. Paul, Jan. 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m., NAMI Minnesota, 800 Transfer Rd., Suite 31 (Register, here.)
• St. Paul, Jan. 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m., NAMI Minnesota, 800 Transfer Rd., Suite 31 (Register, here.)
• Plymouth, Feb. 6, Cancelled
• St. Paul, Feb. 10, 10:00-Noon, NAMI Minnesota, 800 Transfer Rd., Suite 31  (Register, here.)

NAMI Minnesota's 2018 Legislative Goals, here.

Get NAMI Legislative Updates
Sign up for NAMI Minnesota Legislative Updates and get current information on legislative issues. NAMI members will be coming to the Capitol most Thursday mornings during the Legislative Session to lobby. Call the NAMI office for more details. To sign up, click here.  Find NAMI Minnesota Legislative Updates.

NAMI Legislative Committee Needs You
Volunteers are needed to serve on NAMI’s Legislative Committee. Members help NAMI plan and carry out its legislative goals. For information, click here.

Advocacy Information You can Use:
- Tips for Contacting Legislative Officials, here.
- Locate your legislators, here.
- Find most current Legislative Updates, here.
- NAMI's Legislative Goals - Best Investments for 2015, here.

Fact Sheets for Legislators
- Fact Sheet: Mental Health Mobile Crisis Teams
- Fact Sheet: What are Mental Illnesses? 
- Fact Sheet: Bridges Housing Program
- Fact Sheet: Extended Employment
- Fact Sheet: Model Mental Health Benefit Set
- Fact Sheet: Supportive Housing
- Fact Sheet: Respite Care

NAMI Minnesota 2017 Legislative Summary, here.