Take Action on Advocacy Issues If you have a story, you have the power to influence policymakers. Policy change is one major way we can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental health conditions and their families. NAMI advocates for an array of issues including: Protecting people’s access to treatment and services Attaining mental health parity Securing better funding for research We maintain an active presence in the U.S. Capitol on priority issues with relationships on both sides of the aisle. NAMI also has a strong presence in all 50 states, advocating for state laws, as well as county and local policies that will ensure that people get the help they need. Join Our Movement.