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Messages and Talking Points

Vision of an Ideal State Mental Health System

NAMI Maryland Advocacy Brochure

Maryland Mental Illness Facts



The Issues

Fast Facts About Mental Illness

Six Issues that Need to be Addressed
Coverage of Care

Mental Health Parity

Maryland Health Benefits Exchange

Maryland Health Connection

Adult Mental Health Service and Support Array

Child and Youth Mental Health Service and Support Array



Advocacy Help and Training

Seven Steps to Telling Your Story
Ten Ways to Advocate

Help with Tough Q&A for Advocates

Advocacy Pointers

Advocacy Day Training PowerPoints

Mental Health Care Gets My Vote!



Forms and Letters

Leave Behind Contact Form

Sample Constituent Letter to Legislators

Criminal Justice Resources

Police Response to Persons with Mental Illness: A Report from the 2009 IACP National Policy Summit

National Consensus Project Report

NAMI Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Resource Center

Improving Responses to People with Mental Illness

Tailoring Law Enforcement Initiatives to Individual Jurisdictions

The Essential Elements of a Specialized Law Enforcement-Based Program

Government links

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)

Behavioral Health Administration
DHMH Glossary & Common Acronyms
Maryland Insurance Administration- Consumer Information
Maryland Department of Disabilities
Maryland General Assembly