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Federal Budget Agreement

March 26, 2018

As seen in NAMI NJ’s electronic newsletter:  On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the House passed a bipartisan FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bills to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018.  The bill passed the House with a vote of 256-167 (90 Republicans and 77 Democrats voted against the bill). The 1.3 trillion bill substantially boosts more »

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NAMI’s Statement on Parkland School Shooting

March 18, 2018

NAMI is deeply saddened by the tragic school shooting that occurred on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. These tragedies impact our communities — our parents, our children, our school professionals, our first-responders — the mental health of our whole country. Click here to read NAMI’s full, powerful statement.

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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource

November 21, 2014

What is CIT? CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key more »

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Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool

Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate more »

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‘Bleak Picture’ for Mentally Ill: 80% Are Jobless

Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study. As in so many other areas of mental health, solutions to this problem exist, but simply aren’t utilized, says Mary more »

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