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ARLINGTON, Va., January 3, 2017 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is pleased to announce its legislative priorities for 2017 as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that policymakers maintain a focus and continue to address the needs of the mental health community.
“Last year, Congress overwhelmingly passed the most significant mental health legislation in years. But we’re not done,” said Mary Giliberti, NAMI’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the progress we made serves as a foundation for improving mental health care in America.”
The 2017 legislative priorities are as follows:
Invest in Mental Health and Innovation
Promote Early Intervention
Improve Integration of Care
Support Caregivers, Military Service Members and Veterans
End The Criminalization of Mental Illness
“These priorities will guide our efforts as we look to keep what works and improve where needed to make it better for millions of Americans who live with mental illness and their families,” Giliberti said.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
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