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Advocacy Links

Follow the links below for additional information about mental health advocacy. The links listed below are not endorsed or related to NAMI Texas, but are independent organizations. For an in-depth look at NAMI’s national advocacy efforts, please visit  If you would like to recommend a link, please contact NAMI Texas.

Mental Health/Advocacy Organizations

National Organizations

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Commission on Disability Rights- American Bar Association
Mental Health America
National Alliance on Mental Illness

Statewide/Local Organizations

Center for Public Policy Priorities
Disability Policy Consortium
Disability Rights Texas
National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Texas Chapter
Texans Care for Children
Texas Coalition for Healthy Minds
Texas Counseling Association
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
Texas Jail Project
Hogg Foundation

State Agencies

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
Division for Rehabilitation Services
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Texas Legislature Online

Federal Agencies

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Mental Health
OSERS: Office of Special Education and Programs (OSEP)
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


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