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Policy Reports:

State Legislation Report, 2013: Trends, Themes and Best Practices in State Mental Health Legislation October 2013 - The report surveys legislation enacted by state legislatures in 2013 and summarizes trends, themes and best practices in mental health legislation that will continue to be important in 2014.

Medicaid Expansion and Mental Health Care May 2013 - The report calls for Medicaid expansion which will fill critical gaps in access to health and mental health care, reduce uncompensated crisis care and pave the way to recovery and economic self-sufficiency for millions of Americans.

Parity for Patriots: The mental health needs of military personnel, veterans and their families June 2012 - The report calls for Purple Heart medals to be awarded for psychological wounds like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and for military commanders at all levels to be accountable for suicide prevention and elimination of stigma.

State Mental Health Cuts: The Continuing Crisis November 2011 A report documenting continuing mental health budget cuts and their devastating impact on Americans living with serious mental illnesses.

State Mental Health Cuts: A National Crisis March 2011 A report documenting the magnitude of mental health budget cuts between 2008 and 2011.

Grading the States 2009 NAMI second state-by-state report on the nation's mental healthcare system.

Supporting Schools and Communities in Breaking the Prison Pipeline: A Guide to Emerging and Promising Crisis Intervention Programs for Youth February 2009

Coverage for All: Inclusion of Mental Illness and Substance use Disorders in State healthcare Reform Initiatives July 2008 Writen in conjuction with the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, his report documents the failure of state health care reform packages to cover mental illness.

Grading the States 2006 NAMI’s 2006 report, the first comprehensive survey and grading of state adult public mental healthcare systems conducted in more than 15 years.

NPRI Task Force Reports

The NAMI Policy Research Institute (NPRI) was in-operation in 2003 and 2004 and was formed to drive national, state and local debates on reforms and investments in the nation’s mental illness delivery and financing system. NPRI produced a series of reports and recommendations on important policy topics.


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