Supporting Community Inclusion and Non-Discrimination

People with mental illness deserve to be treated with respect and dignity within their community and be provided supports that enable them to be successful in managing their mental health. NAMI advocates for inclusion and community supports that help people focus on their health and fights against discriminatory policies.

Social Determinants of Health

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Having a safe and stable place to call home, consistent access to food and income to pay your bills are critical components of recovery for people with mental illness. NAMI fights for policies that help people successfully engage in the community and focus on their mental health.

NAMI believes that public policies and practices should promote access to care for people with mental health conditions. NAMI opposes efforts to limit or eliminate non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) in Medicaid, a critical benefit for people with mental health conditions.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

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NAMI believes that all people with mental health conditions deserve access to supports that promote wellness. NAMI supports public policies and laws that reduce barriers to, and ensure continuity of, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for people with severe mental health conditions.