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Policy Advocacy

Tennessee state legislators tell us they pay attention when they hear from their constituents. Phone calls, emails, and handwritten notes are all effective ways to communicate on advocacy issues related to behavioral health policy. We encourage people to communicate concisely and respectfully once educated on policy related issues.

If you are not sure who your State Representative or State Senator is you can easily look them up through the FIND MY LEGISLATOR feature on the Tennessee General Assembly website. Once there, fill in your address information and your legislators will be shown. You can click through their profiles for contact information, and on legislation they are sponsorsing or co-sponsoring, the committees they are active on, and the latest status on bills.

Take Action on Public Policy Issues, but we still have work to do, and we need your help. Learn about mental health advocacy. Talk to your neighbors, friends and family about why these issues are important.  Visit the NAMI Advocacy Headquarters to add your voice to our advocacy efforts.

NAMI is active on public policy issues related to mental health services, funding, laws and research. To learn more about NAMI’s stance on advocacy and public policy issues that affect adults and children living with mental illness and their families, read the NAMI Public Policy Platform (PDF).

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