Priorities and Policy Positions
Services and support for all ages
2021 State Legislation
Take Action: Local Policies
Support Mental Health Education
Thank you those who signed our petition in support of Senate Bill 224 to provide California students in grades 1-12 with the mental health education they need. The bill passed the Senate and moves to the Assembly!
Support Mental Health Crisis Response and Services
Sign our petition in support of Assembly Bill 1065 to help improve the outcomes of crisis calls involving people who are mentally ill, by allowing taxpayers to make voluntary contributions on their California tax returns to support much-needed law enforcement training programs to better equip them to engage safely with individuals living with a mental illness.
Sign our petition in support of Assembly Bill 1331 to establish a new position at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to improve our crisis care system.
Take Action: National Policies
Urge Congress to Fund Crisis Services
Next year, 988, a 3-digit number for mental health crises, will be available nationwide. But what crisis services will be available in your community if you or someone you know needs this life-saving line? NAMI is urging Congress to fund mental health crisis services. We need you to email your member of Congress to help ensure that there is more federal funding for crisis services in your community. Find out more and sign NAMI’s petition.
Urge Congress to Support Mental Health Research
Imagine if cancer, heart disease or diabetes was diagnosed just by using a short list of questions to assess symptoms. Sadly, due to the complexity of the brain and lack of strong research, this is how people are currently diagnosed with mental health conditions. This results in many mistakes in diagnosis and ineffective treatment. We need Congress to invest in research for mental health conditions. Find out more and sign NAMI’s petition
Support NAMI National’s Advocacy Actions
Be a Local Advocate
Share Your Voice
Every local, state and national election provides us with an opportunity to vote for leaders and laws to improve mental health services for our communities. Find out about voting in California.
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