Stopping Harmful Practices

NAMI fights for policies that promote effective interventions and stop harmful practices that worsen mental health conditions, such as conversion therapy, solitary confinement and restraints and seclusion.

Conversion Therapy

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NAMI believes that no one should be subject to practices that can cause or worsen mental health symptoms. NAMI supports public policies and laws to ban the discredited, discriminatory, and harmful practice of conversion therapy.

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Death Penalty

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NAMI opposes the death penalty for persons with serious mental illness or those who are mentally disabled.

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Gun Violence Research

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NAMI believes that public policy should be guided by credible, evidence-based research. NAMI supports funding for research to understand the causes and effects of gun violence in the U.S., including self-directed violence, and opposes restrictions on gun violence research.

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Solitary Confinement

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NAMI believes that no one should be subject to practices that can cause or worsen mental health symptoms. NAMI opposes the use of solitary confinement and equivalent forms of administrative segregation for people with mental health conditions.

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