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January 5, 2018

NAMISMARTS for Advocacy:  Filing a Mental Health Parity Violation

Taught by Sita Diehl, former State Policy Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Are you seeking treatment to improve your mental health? Are you interested in treatment for a substance use disorder?  If you or someone you know falls into one of these categories, you should plan to attend an upcoming meeting on fairness in health coverage.

Learn what mental health parity (mental health and substance use conditions) Read More

    If you would like to get involved in advocating at the state level for policies that benefit those with mental illness, we invite you to attend our annual Partners in Policy Training and Advocacy Day events on March 12 -13 in Jefferson City.

    NAMI Missouri is offering a two-day peer mentor training for individuals living with mental illness who want to become mental health advocates and consumer leaders. Over the course of two days we will help you discover how to best tell your Read More

    Recently, the Senate and House passed two different tax reform bills that would impact people with mental illness. Senate and House leaders are now working out what they want in a final tax reform bill.

    We need your help.

    There are 3 things that could end up in the final tax bill that hurt people with mental illness:

    Higher health insurance costs. If the final bill removes fines for people who do not have health insurance (also Read More


    Get all of the latest news in the NAMI Missouri Winter Newsletter, including a message from the new executive director, and updates on 2018 policy priorities, the annual business meeting and luncheon, upcoming courses and trainings, and more!

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    Support NAMI. Give hope.

    #GivingTuesday is so much more than one day in November.  Help kick-off the giving season and make a difference by joining the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement on November 28, 2017, and supporting NAMI Missouri.

    You don’t have to be rich to give back. That’s what’s so great about #GivingTuesday. It’s about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things.  As you buy your gifts for the holiday season, please consider donating to NAMI Missouri. Your gift Read More

    When you hear about tax reform, you may not think it affects people with mental health conditions and their families. But the bills in Congress do. Here’s how:

    Increases the cost of health insurance.Under the Senate bill, people will no longer be fined if they do not have health insurance (also known as the individual mandate). This will increase the number of uninsured Americans by an estimated 13 million. With fewer healthy people insured, premiums Read More
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