NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness Home | About NAMI | Contact Us | En Espanol  | Donate  
Find
  Advanced Search  
 

Sign In
myNAMI
Communities
Register and Join
Donate
What's New
State & Local NAMIs
Advocate Magazine
NAMI Newsroom
NAMI Store
NAMIWALKS
National Convention
Special Needs Estate Planning
NAMI Travel

 About Public Policy
  Current News & Alerts
  Policy Reports
  Policy Topics
  Policy Research Institute
  Child & Adolescent Action Center
  Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  NAMI Policy Platform
  CIT
  New Freedom Commission

Print this page
Graphic Site
Log Out
 | Print this page | 
 | 
Child_and_Adolescent_Action_Center

Custody Relinquishment Story Bank

Bipartisan federal legislation, the Keeping Families Together Act (S. 380/H.R. 823), has been introduced that promises to address the scandal that has lingered too long in states throughout the nation--parents being forced to give up custody of their children solely to secure vitally necessary mental health treatment.

The media, legislative staff and others often contact NAMI and other advocacy groups and request family stories related to custody relinquishment. For that reason, we are creating this story bank and also in support of our advocacy efforts on the Keeping Families Together Act. This also allows us to show legislators and policymakers the magnitude of this practice and the incredible toll that it takes on families.

To be included in the story bank, click here and provide the requested information.

We greatly appreciate the opportunity to review your story. We cannot guarantee that your story will be used, however we assure you that names will remain confidential unless we contact you first for authorization to use your name and story. We need your name and contact information to contact you if we receive a request for family stories. We may use data in the aggregate, without identifying your family name or story, to show the prevalence and magnitude of this problem.

 

 


 | Print this page | 
 | 

Donate

Support NAMI to help millions of Americans who face mental illness every day.

Donate today

Speak Out

Inspire others with your message of hope. Show others they are not alone.

Share your story

Get Involved

Become an advocate. Register on NAMI.org to keep up with NAMI news and events.

Join NAMI Today
Home  |  myNAMI  |  About NAMI  |  Contact Us  |  Jobs  |  SiteMap

Copyright © 1996 - 2011 NAMI. All Rights Reserved.