Tell Congress To Vote To Invest In Research For Mental Illness

7/9/2015

This week the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the 21st Century Cures Act (HR 6). This bipartisan legislation advances the development of new treatments for a broad range of illnesses—including mental illness.

The 21st Century Cures Act is important to NAMI’s longstanding goals of investment in research and development of newer more effective treatments for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental illnesses.

 The 21st Century Cures Act will:

  • Invest $8.75 billion in new funding for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—including the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)—over the next 5 years.
  • Promote patient-focused medication development.
  • Streamline clinical trials and speed up development of new treatments—including for conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Investing in research holds great promise in building better lives for the millions impacted by mental illness. This cannot wait, their future depends on it. 

Urge your member of Congress to vote yes today.

Thank you for your advocacy!