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U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

September 10, 2020

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce veteran suicide and improve mental health outcomes through improved access to care, better diagnostic tools and increased oversight of VA programs.

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September 2020 Membership Drive!

September 1, 2020

Become a Member! This September 2020 we are hosting our first ever membership drive! This September, you can win prizes, receive newsletters, access discounts on events, and, most importantly, help those affected by mental illness! When you become a NAMI Member, you support us at the national, state, and local levels. A membership is not more »

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Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division receives over $6.4 Million in Grants

August 11, 2020

August 3, 2020 Milwaukee Community Journal https://communityjournal.net/milwaukee-county-behavioral-health-division-receives-over-6-4-million-in-grants/ MILWAUKEE – (August 3, 2020) – Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) received over $6.4 million in state and federal grants to enhance and expand mental health services offered in collaboration with local community partners. For nearly a decade, BHD has engaged in efforts to transform its service delivery model more »

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Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets

Jul 10, 2020 KFF https://www.kff.org/statedata/mental-health-and-substance-use-state-fact-sheets/ The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn have taken a toll on mental health for many people, with over 30% of adults in the U.S. now reporting symptoms consistent with an anxiety and/or depressive disorder. KFF polling during the pandemic has consistently found large shares of the public saying that worry and stress related more »

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An Open Letter In Response To The President’s Executive Order On Safe Policing For Safe Communities

7/17/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/An-Open-Letter-in-Response-to-the-President-s-Executive-Order-on-Safe-Policing-for-Safe-Communities Today, NAMI, in partnership with CIT International and other national organizations working in mental health and policing, released an open letter responding to President Trump’s June 16th executive order, “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.” The order is the Administration’s response to the recent national outcry for police reform, following the killing of George more »

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