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NAMI National Day of Action 2014 Resources
Introduction to Hill DayIntroduction to Hill Day Webinar
This webinar provides an introduction to Hill Day and to the webinar series. The webinar covers what to expect in your Hill visits, the importance of building a relationship with your legislator and how to establish that relationship. Frequently Asked Questions about Hill Day
This resource provides answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Hill Day. Tips for Building a Relationship with Federal Legislators
This resource provides tips for building and maintaining a relationship with legislators.
Telling your StoryTelling Your Story
This webinar, the second in the series, will focus on how to effectively tell your story to legislators. NAMI Smarts--Tell Your Story Worksheets
Use these worksheets to practice telling your story and prepare to meet your legislators.
Meeting Your LegislatorMeeting Your Legislator
This webinar, the third in the series, will teach you about what to expect from a meeting on the Hill and learn strategies for conducting National Day of Action meetings. NAMI Smarts--Meeting Your Legislator Worksheets
Use these worksheets to prepare your meeting with your legislators. Scheduling Your Appointment FAX Template
Use this template to assist you in scheduling your appointment with your member of Congress.
Legislative PrioritiesLegislative Priorities
This webinar provides an overview of NAMIís legislative priorities and key bills pending before Congress Mental Illness Facts and Figures
Learn more about mental illness and how it affects 61.5 million Americans a year. 2015 Funding for Mental Illness Research and Services
Congress must invest in mental illness research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Children, Youth and Young Adults
NAMI calls on Congress to support effective school-based mental health services and supports and the training of school personnel to better understand the early warning signs of emerging mental illness. Criminalization of Mental Illness
NAMI calls on Congress to support alternatives to incarceration, access to treatment and better coordination between mental health and criminal justice systems. Comprehensive Mental Health Legislation
It is time for Congress to find common ground and reach agreement on comprehensive solutions to the mental health crisis in America. Housing for Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Funding is needed to support effective housing programs that deliver decent, safe and affordable housing for people living with serious mental illness. Military and Veterans
NAMI urges the Senate to pass the NDAA (S. 2410) with the suicide prevention and related provisions included in the Sexton Act. NAMI urges the House to include the Sexton Act provisions in the NDAA bill that is sent to the House for a vote.