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Mental illnesses are brain disorders. One in four people is affected by mental illness. Forty million Americans a year experience some type of mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety disorders. You are not alone!
NAMI’s educational programs, support groups, and resources are available to you at the national, state, and local levels. We invite you to navigate our website and see what services are most suitable for your needs.
Visit the Local Affiliates page to locate a NAMI affiliate in your area. We hope that you will join us in the fight to eliminate stigma and advocate for the best treatments for those with mental illness. With the right education, support, and treatments, recovery is possible.
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Invest in mental health and innovation Reject Medicaid caps or block grants that drive down innovation and force state program cuts, putting individuals with mental illness and families at risk Support Medicaid expansion, with income-based eligibility, to provide coverage and a pathway to self-sufficiency for individuals with mental health conditions Ensure insurance market reforms include[…]
We’re celebrating! Last night, the House passed H.R. 34 by a stunning vote of 392-26. Widely referred to as the 21st Century Cures Act, the bill includes provisions from the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016 (H.R. 2646) and from S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016. It also contains[…]