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Grading the States 2009: How You Can Help

There are so many ways for you to get involved with NAMI and help make a difference in the lives of people affected by serious mental illness!

  • Contact your Representatives
    Contact your state and national representatives today and urge them to give serious attention to this report. Our online advocacy tool makes it easy. Let your voice be heard now!
  • Donate
    Support NAMI and help us bring hope and recovery - through support, education, advocacy, and research - to millions of people living with mental illness. Make a secure, tax-deductable online donation today - it is fast and easy!
  • Join a NAMIWalk
    Every journey begins with that first step. In 2006, thousands of concerned citizens in more than 60 communities across the nation will walk together to raise money and awareness about our country's need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness. Won't you join us?
  • Find your State or Local NAMI
    NAMI has a state organization in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. There are also more than 1,100 local affiliates. Each level of the organization provides support, education, information and referral and advocacy. Local affiliates and state organizations identify and work on issues most important to their community and state.
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    Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around the Grading the States report.
"Recovery is a team effort…It takes 'a village' as they say to assist an individual in recovery. A psychiatrist and medications alone are not the answer."