NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore’s grassroots advocacy leaders educate legislators and influence policy-making decisions that better the lives of those affected by behavioral health issues. NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore works collaboratively with NAMI and NAMI Maryland.
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore works with NAMI Maryland and NAMI affiliates throughout the state to advance our legislative priorities. We are committed to ensuring access to comprehensive, quality mental health care, recognizing these services improve the lives of the more than one million Marylanders affected by mental illness. Click here to read the 2023 Public Policy Platform.
There are many ways to get involved in NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore’s advocacy efforts:
- Attend Advocacy Day on February 22nd: Each year, advocates participate in NAMI Maryland Advocacy Day, held annually in February. Advocates have the opportunity to meet with legislators, share personal stories, and discuss key mental health priorities. Click here to register by February 15th.
- Participate in NAMI Smarts for Advocacy: NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on training that will help you transform lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. The training includes a series of 90-minute modules to develop a wide range of advocacy skills. This NAMI Signature training program is offered in the fall and winter to prepare advocates to participate in NAMI Maryland Advocacy Day.
- Contact Your Legislator: Find your state and national legislative representatives.
Registration for Advocacy Day is now open! Click the button below to register on EventBrite.
All who are interested in participating in our Virtual NAMI Advocacy Day are welcome to join this breakfast. Please simply RSVP using the button below!
During this Advocacy Breakfast, NAMI Baltimore staff will brief you on 2023 Policy Priorities in the state of Maryland, that will have an impact on people living with mental health conditions and their families. This will be a great time to ask any questions you might have, and for our team to help you feel prepared when you virtually meet with legislators and state delegates on Advocacy Day.