NAMI Texas’s role as an advocacy organization grew from the need of its members – individuals with mental illness and their families – to effect a positive change in the response of society, government and business to an individual with a mental illness.
We seek to promote this change by providing science based information that “severe mental illnesses” are brain disorders that can be treated and managed effectively if an individual has access to a combination of medication, supportive counseling and community support services, including education and vocational training. By educating and informing the public, employers and policy makers, a higher value will be placed on recovery and the quality of life that a person with a severe mental illness can achieve.
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Contact Your Representatives
Now is the time for action! Contact your representatives today to ensure they are working to improve the lives of people with mental illness.
View our collection of links for additional information about mental health advocacy.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Give a little time to make a big difference. Take a few moments right now to urge your state legislators to do right by mental health. Pass it on. More noise = bigger impact! If you’re not sure who your legislators are you can click here and type in your address. You’ll get a list of your US & State Legislators.