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When we bring the perspective of the family AND the person living with mental illness directly to policymakers, we educate elected officials to prioritize policy decisions that ensure quality services and enhance recovery for the mental health community in New York.
Join the fight for better mental health services in NYC and share your story with elected officials! The NAMI-NYC Advocacy Ambassador program provides families and individuals impacted by mental illness with the skills and training needed to meet with elected officials and create change in their communities.
We’re committed to increasing access to mental health services and to improve the quality of those services.
We want to give students and educators tools to support themselves and their peers with mental health challenges.
We’re dedicated to diverting people living with a mental illness from the criminal legal system and towards recovery.
Supportive housing is a proven, long-term solution to help people find stability, employment, and their road to recovery.
We need insurance coverage for both mental health challenges and substance use disorders.
We support increasing screening for parents with postpartum depression and address health disparities for Black and brown mothers.
On July 16, 2022, a new national three-digit crisis number went live. With the launch of 988, the hope is that this will change how crisis response happens. Listen to a discussion with: Denise Balzer, Director of Crisis, Emergency and Stabilization Initiatives at the NYS Office of Mental Health; Kelly Clarke, Program Director of NYC Well with Vibrant Emotional Health; and Kimberly Blair, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at NAMI-NYC.
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NAMI-NYC is dedicated to making sure elected officials and other decision makers hear directly from families and individuals impacted by mental illness.
We are collecting stories of people’s experiences visiting the psych ER or being admitted into psychiatric hospitals around NYC.