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. 


We invite you to join our movement and to take action on advocacy issues. We champion better care and better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. 


Clicking the link below will take you to the National NAMI Advocacy Headquarters website at https://nami.quorum.us/action_center/. You will be asked to provide your email address and indicate which issues you are most interested in.

Act Now: Send a Letter to Congress

Throughout the year, we’ve asked Congress to stop health reform efforts that would hurt Americans with mental illness—and we’ve urged them to forge bipartisan solutions to stabilize the health insurance markets.  We have good news: Congress listened.


Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a bipartisan agreement to help keep insurance markets sound and more affordable. If this bill passes, it will help protect mental health coverage for Americans with mental illness.


The Alexander-Murray bill will strengthen and stabilize the health care system, reducing the risk of sharp premium increases and lack of insurance options. It maintains important cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies and financial assistance, which help low- and middle-income people pay for out-of-pocket costs and insurance premiums.


Your continued advocacy matters. Learn more from NAMI's latest Mental Health on Capitol Hill update.