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NAMI Releases Issue Brief Exploring Trends in Access to Mental Health Care State Policy

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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI released a new publication, Trends in Access to Mental Health Care State Policy. This issue brief provides highlights on state legislation passed in 2023 that will improve access to mental health care. There are many barriers to accessible, comprehensive and affordable mental health care. Studies routinely show […]

2023 State Legislation Issue Brief Series: Trends in Access to Mental Health Care State Policy

https://www.nami.org/support-education/publications-reports/public-policy-reports/2023-state-legislation-issue-brief-series-trends-in-access-to-mental-health-care-state-policy/

Mother of Former Miss USA turns pain into purpose

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April Simpkins is the mother of the late Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst. Kryst battled persistent, depressive disorder for years and unfortunately died by suicide on January 30th, 2022 at the age of 30. The final chapter of (her new) book includes notes from April Simpkins. She details the pain she felt from the moment […]

Help Not Handcuffs

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A webinar series focused on addressing mental health crises with comprehensive community responses In NAMIs Ask the Expert Help Not Handcuffs Webinar Series, NAMI welcomes experts from across the country to present, discuss and explore strategies for diverting people with mental illness away from the justice system and toward the care that they need. This […]

NAMI Next Gen Community of Practice Application

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Apply for the 2024 NAMI Next Gen Community of Practice

NAMI Next Gen Community of Practice

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Apply for the 2024 NAMI Next Gen Community of Practice Are you a mental health advocate in your community? Do you want to get more involved in the national conversation about young adults and mental health? Apply to join NAMIs Next Gen Community of Practice!

Hope Starts With Us: Representations Impact on Health in Our Communities

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NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., speaks to Dr. Hernando Carter, an internal medicine physician based in Birmingham, Alabama. They discuss the importance of caring for the health care professionals in our communities in honor of National Hospital Week, as well as bridging care gaps for underrepresented communities and developing increased representation within the health care field.

StigmaFree On Campus

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Everyday NAMI fights misconceptions and stereotypes about mental health conditions. Stigmafree is our movement to end the stigma associated with mental illness. The age of many college students is a crucial time when it comes to mental health. Most people who live with mental illness are diagnosed by the time they turn 24, over half […]

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The Role of Peer Supporters in Mobile Crisis Response and Respite Services

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Join us for the upcoming webinar The Role of Peer Supporters in Mobile Crisis Response and Respite Services, sponsored by SAMSHA, to learn about the instrumental role peer supporters play in de-escalating mental health crises.

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