NAMI Virginia, The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health, Mental Health America of Virginia, and VOCAL have once again joined together to organize the 2017 Mental Health Advocacy Day at the Virginia General Assembly! The day will consist of self-advocacy, camaraderie, and the beneficial exposure to the Virginia legislative system! The coalition will host a legislative breakfast in the General Assembly building, followed by participants’ schedule visits to their legislators’ offices.
The goal of advocacy day is to bring Read More
Today is the first day of the 115th Congress and NAMI is releasing our national policy priorities. As members of Congress settled into their offices on Capitol Hill, NAMI welcomed new and returning members alike with a clear agenda for improving our nation’s mental health system.
The 2017 legislative priorities are: 1. Invest in Mental Health and Innovation 2. Promote Early Intervention 3. Improve Integration of Care 4. Support Caregivers, Military Service Members and Veterans 5. End The Criminalization of Mental Illness
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Historic news! On November 30th, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 34 by a stunning vote of 392-26. All members of the Virginia Delegation voted YES!
Widely referred to as the 21st Century Cures Act, the bill includes provisions from the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016 (H.R. 2646) and from S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016. It also contains language from S. 2002, the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act of 2015 and Read More