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November 22, 2017

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#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

    Join NAMI for a SAMHSA-sponsored webinar: “Parity: Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Care”

    Tragically, many Americans with mental health and substance use conditions still struggle to find quality, affordable mental health and substance use care. They may experience difficulties finding in-network care or face restrictions on the type of care they need. And despite passage of a federal parity law, many people are unclear of their rights under this law.

    This webinar will explore Read More

    September 10, 2017 is World Suicide Prevention Day and NAMI Missouri is asking everyone to Take 5 to Save Lives! Take 5 to Save Lives is a public awareness campaign started by the National Council for Suicide Prevention in support of World Suicide Prevention Day. The campaign provides prevention-focused tools to help keep yourself and others safe from suicide. What does it mean to Take 5 to Save Lives? Head to to learn 5 steps you can Read More

    Mental illness advocacy group working to expand service to Missourians with mental illness and related conditions


    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Aug. 15, 2017) The Missouri chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has named Gena Terlizzi incoming executive director, effective immediately. NAMI Missouri Board President Les Joslyn announced the decision after an extensive search from a large pool of qualified candidates.

    “In selecting Gena as the next NAMI Missouri Executive Director, we want individuals with mental illness and their loved ones Read More


    The Senate just took the first step toward a vote this week on a health reform bill. To date, all the Senate health reform proposals hurt people with mental illness.

    You didn’t elect your Senators to dismantle mental health coverage for millions of Americans.

    No one with a mental health condition should ever be in danger of losing their mental health coverage.

    No one with a mental health condition should be forced to wait for basic care or not be Read More

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