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At NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, we know that our grassroots advocacy leaders can improve the lives of those affected by behavioral health issues by educating legislators and influencing policy-making decisions.

We are proud to collaborate with the larger NAMI and NAMI Maryland organizations and affiliates 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.

Take Action

There are many ways to get involved in NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore’s advocacy efforts:

  • 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.

Want to take part in the next Advocacy Day?

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