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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.


Action Center

Use our new Action Alert system to urge your state legislators to support mental healthcare in Maryland today! Access this new system here:

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Current Alerts: 

SB201: Urge Your State Legislators to Support School-based Medicaid Services in Maryland


Previous Alerts:

HB121/SB8 - Mental Health Treatment Plans

HB785 - Step Therapy Revisions

HB82/SB201 - School Based Medicaid

HB271/SB3 - 988 Trust Fund


2023 Virtual Advocacy Day

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Virtual Advocacy Day on 2/22/23!  More than 320 NAMI advocates joined forces to meet with their local legislators and advocate for better services for individuals and loved ones in Maryland coping with mental health conditions.


Thank you to everyone for your support and dedication to Mental Health for All!


2023 NAMI Maryland Public Policy Priorities:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Maryland and our 11 local affiliates represent a statewide network of more than 58,000 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 2023.


2023 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.

2023 Legislative Session Trainings:

2023 Policy Highlights:

  • 2/17/23: The President of NAMI Maryland's Board of Directors, Denise Evans, was highlighted at the Senate Press Conference held on 2/17/23!  Denise shared information about the heart and how important mental health is for Marylanders and hte critical work our advocates do in the community.  Watch the Recording


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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