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

Cleansweep

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

Spending Money in all the Wrong Places

In conjunction with the Campaign for the Mind of America, the NAMI Policy Research Institute has created six fact sheets dedicated to pressing social issues. These fact sheets illustrate the enormous financial impact of these issues and the role of mental illness in compounding their economic and social impact. The fact sheets aim to encourage legislators to support solutions that assist people with mental illnesses and decrease the overall economic burden of these social problems.

Specifically, the fact sheets address homelessness, unemployment, school failure, overcrowding in jails and prisons, overcrowding in emergency departments, and the uninsured problem. Many state and federal legislators are not aware that by merely providing effective programs that help mentally ill people access care and social services, long-term success will be achieved by successfully chipping away at these looming social problems plaguing the nation.

A follow-up series to these fact sheets is in the early stages of creation and will be posted upon completion. The new fact sheets will highlight laws and programs that aid in alleviating these social issues and will also illustrate the overall results of their implementation.

For more information about the fact sheets, please contact Elise Resnick, Policy Program Manager, or Joel Miller, Acting Director, NAMI Policy Research Institute at 703-524-7600.

 


 | 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.