You have the power to change how decision makers support people with mental health conditions. Your personal story is always right — and it can change the hearts and minds of policymakers. NAMI’s grassroots advocates have helped pass federal parity laws and mental health reform, expanded coverage through the Affordable Care Act, and successfully fought back attempts to end patient protections.

Your engagement powers our impact with policymakers. Join us and make a difference.

NAMI's Federal Advocacy

NAMI advocates on a wide range of policy issues at the federal level — from mental health research to health care to criminal justice. Learn about recent efforts, our priorities and the bills we support in the U.S. Congress.


Take Action

Join our movement. Visit our action center to sign up for alerts, contact your policymakers, and to share your story. When we speak with a united voice, we cannot be ignored — and your voice adds to our power.


Tell Your Story

NAMI’s power to make positive change comes from the voices of lived experience. Throughout NAMI’s history, our advocates’ stories have moved hearts and minds to create policy changes that improve the lives of people affected by mental health conditions.



From health care to the economy to criminal justice and more, mental health touches many of the issues that you care about the most.

Join Our Movement

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).