NAMI Advocacy Actions

NAMI works with policymakers to advance priority issues and ensure that the voice of people affected by mental illness is considered in policymaking. Read NAMI’s recent letters to federal leaders, submitted comments and testimony and other resources.

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Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Crisis Services
Letter to Appropriations Committee leadership, urging for funding under the Dept. of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance for states, tribes and localities to improve implementation of existing State extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws as a safety means to prevent suicides.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Social Supports
Letter to House & Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, requesting that the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) be funded at $153 million for its Social Determinants of Health program.
Letter to CMS Administrator on Health Coverage
Letter to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure, requesting a meeting with Administrator Brooks-LaSure regarding regulations limiting the sale and availability of short-term, limited-duration (“STLD”) health insurance.
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Social Supports
Letter to Senators Brown and Portman, expressing support for the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act (S. 4102), which would raise the amount of assets Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can save without jeopardizing SSI benefits.
Letter to House Appropriations on Mental Health Funding
Letter to House Appropriations leadership urging prioritization of key mental health priorities in the FY 23 Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor, HHS), Education and Related agencies (CJS) Appropriations bills.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Parity
Letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee leadership, expressing support for Section 321 of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022 (H.R. 7666), which would end opt-outs from federal mental health and addiction parity requirements for nonfederal government plans.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Research and Innovation
Letter to House & Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, urging House and Senate Appropriations leadership to provide a robust funding allocation for the FY23 Labor-HHS-Education (“Labor-H”) appropriations bill.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Mental Health Funding
Letter to Congressional leadership, requesting that Congress bring the Post-Disaster Mental Health Response Act up for a vote as soon as possible.
Letter to HHS Secretary on COVID19
Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra, requesting that the Administration maintain the public health emergency (PHE).
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Letter to Representatives Eshoo, Fitzpatrick and Blunt Rochester, thanking them for introducing H.R. 7236, the Strengthen Kids’ Mental Health Now Act.
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