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NAMI National Day of Action 2014 Resources

Introduction to Hill Day

Introduction to Hill Day Webinar 
This webinar provides an introduction to Hill Day and to the webinar series. The webinar covers what to expect in your Hill visits, the importance of building a relationship with your legislator and how to establish that relationship.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hill Day 
This resource provides answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Hill Day.

Tips for Building a Relationship with Federal Legislators 
This resource provides tips for building and maintaining a relationship with legislators.

Telling your Story

Telling Your Story 
This webinar, the second in the series, will focus on how to effectively tell your story to legislators.

NAMI Smarts--Tell Your Story Worksheets 
Use these worksheets to practice telling your story and prepare to meet your legislators.

Meeting Your Legislator

Meeting Your Legislator 
This webinar, the third in the series, will teach you about what to expect from a meeting on the Hill and learn strategies for conducting National Day of Action meetings.

NAMI Smarts--Meeting Your Legislator Worksheets 
Use these worksheets to prepare your meeting with your legislators.

Scheduling Your Appointment FAX Template 
Use this template to assist you in scheduling your appointment with your member of Congress.

Legislative Priorities

Legislative Priorities 
This webinar provides an overview of NAMI’s legislative priorities and key bills pending before Congress

Mental Illness Facts and Figures 
Learn more about mental illness and how it affects 61.5 million Americans a year.

2015 Funding for Mental Illness Research and Services 
Congress must invest in mental illness research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Children, Youth and Young Adults 
NAMI calls on Congress to support effective school-based mental health services and supports and the training of school personnel to better understand the early warning signs of emerging mental illness.

Criminalization of Mental Illness 
NAMI calls on Congress to support alternatives to incarceration, access to treatment and better coordination between mental health and criminal justice systems.

Comprehensive Mental Health Legislation 
It is time for Congress to find common ground and reach agreement on comprehensive solutions to the mental health crisis in America.

Housing for Persons with Serious Mental Illness 
Funding is needed to support effective housing programs that deliver decent, safe and affordable housing for people living with serious mental illness.

Military and Veterans 
NAMI urges the Senate to pass the NDAA (S. 2410) with the suicide prevention and related provisions included in the Sexton Act. NAMI urges the House to include the Sexton Act provisions in the NDAA bill that is sent to the House for a vote.

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