Mental Illness Affects One in Four Adults: Tell Congress It's Time for Comprehensive Reform

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NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

About the Petition

Over the past several years, we’ve witnessed tragedies that have shattered lives, from school and workplace shootings to private family tragedies. Mental illness affects all of us. Across the country, nearly 60 million Americans live with mental illness. Yet a comprehensive mental health bill has not passed through the United States Congress in 40 years.

It’s time to address mental health in this country. By signing this petition, you’re standing with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and many others to demand the passage of a comprehensive mental health bill this year. The right legislation will:

  • Improve reimbursement for mental health services
  • Improve access to mental health services
  • Improve integration of mental health and physical health
  • Increase funding streams for mental health research
  • Provide the early identification and intervention that is so vital.

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To: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Congress has failed to take action to adequately address solutions to repairing our broken mental health care system, despite rhetoric following recent national tragedies.

We are issuing a call to action for congressional leaders that will provide lifesaving solutions to this national crisis.


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