National Alliance on Mental Illness
page printed from
(800) 950-NAMI;

Take Action

Click on a state to begin:

America's Mental Health Care Future

NAMIís advocacy is needed to prevent harmful consequences and ensure the right care at the right time and in the right place for everyone More.

The High Cost of Cutting Mental Health

The costs of cutting state mental health budgets are extraordinarily high. Without treatment, more people will end up hospitalized, in shelters, on the street, in jail or dead.

Download our fact sheets for more about the consequences of inadequate treatment and the value of investing in treatment that works:

State Legislation Report

Download Report

Key Messages for Advocates

Having a consistent, memorable message is key to a successful advocacy effort. Use these messages as often as possible. Add your personal story or example that illustrates a key point.

The costs of cutting the state's mental health care system are devastating individuals, families and our communities.

Our state's mental health care budget crisis is everyone's problem and its solution is everyone's responsibility.

We must protect and strengthen our state's mental health care system.

The costs of untreated mental illness only gets shifted elsewhere -- to emergency departments, schools, police, courts and overcrowded prisons.

More Messages and Talking Points

Washington Idaho Wyoming Montana North Dakota South Dakota Oregon California Nevada Utah Arizona Nebraska Colorado Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Alaska Oklahoma Kansas Iowa Minnesota Missouri Arkansas Texas Louisiana Michigan Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Indiana Michigan Tennessee Kentucky Mississippi Alabama Hawaii Maine New Hampshire Vermont Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Rhode Island Massachusetts New York New York Connecticut New Jersey Washington DC Delaware Ohio Pennsylvania West Virginia Maryland Rhode Island New Jersey Connecticut Delaware Maryland Washington DC North Carolina Virginia Georgia South Carolina Florida