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Advocacy Makes a Difference!


Advocacy Makes a Difference!  NAMI Maryland is a strong voice on mental illness, carrying out ongoing advocacy for a public policy agenda to improve mental health services throughout the state, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and support effective treatment and recovery programs.


2022 Legislative Session:

Maryland's 90-day legislative session began with a lot of uncertainty due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic.  With 3,114 bills introduced over the course of the session, it was a busy final year before election season.  Governor Larry Hogan is erm limited and cannot run again, but tough primary fights are shaping up for both Democratic and Republican contenders.  The Maryland General Assembly is up for election too, and between retirements and redistricting, we anticipate some significant turnover in both chambers.




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2022 Legislative Session Reports and Bill Factsheets:


2022 NAMI Maryland Public Policy Priorities:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Maryland and our 11 local affiliates represent a statewide network of more than 55,000 families, individuals, community-based organizations and service providers.  NAMI is dedicated to providing education, support, and advocacy for persons with mental illnesses, their families, and the wider community.  Click here for the public policy priorities for NAMI Maryland for 2022.


2022 NAMI Maryland Public Policy Platform:

The Public Policy Platform and resolutions published by NAMI Maryland and formally approved by the NAMI Maryland Board of Directors, provide direction and guidance to the NAMI affiliates and stakeholders on a wide range of policy issues.  This is a living document, reflective of specific policy and advocacy issues in Maryland and complimentary to the national Public Policy Platform available below.  Read our full Public Policy Platform here.


NAMI National's Policy Platform and Priorities:

The Public Policy Platform articulates where NAMI stands on issues related to its goal of helping individuals and families affected by mental illness build better lives.


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