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2016 Mental Health Reform Bill

Senate passed H.R. 34 (mental health and criminal justice reform)

CEL-E-BRATE GOOD TIMES… COME ON!

If you happened to listen closely enough, you might have heard our cheering just outside of DC as the Senate passed H.R. 34 (mental health and criminal justice reform) on Dec.7th by an astounding vote of 94-5.

This victory is because of the power of your voice, added to thousands of others, that form the mental health movement.

Together, we are unstoppable.

Read more about the historic bill passage here.

Take a minute to celebrate and thank your Senators who voted YES!

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2016 NAMI Take the Pledge

Download your 2016 NAMI Social Media Toolkit

Click *here* to download your own copy of the 2016 NAMI Social Media Toolkit: Mental Health Month & Stigmafree

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS
#StigmaFree
#MentalHealthMonth
#MentalHealthReform

NAMI SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NAMI/
Twitter – @NAMICommunicate
Instagram – @NAMICommunicate
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/NAMIvideo/

EDITORIAL CALENDAR & CONTENT (OVERVIEW)
May 1-7 Take the Pledge
May 8-14 Share
May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree – Pass #MentalHealthReform
May 22-28 Donate 5

May 1-7 Take the Pledge
2016 NAMI Take the Pledge

2016 NAMI Take the Pledge

May 8-14 Share

Download NAMI Self-Tape Guidelines Apr2016 – Share your story!

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree – Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 22-28 Donate 5

NAMI week 4 - Donate 5

 

NAMI Now - news for Feb 2016

NAMI Now – Feb 2016 News

 * Click here for full list of NAMI Feb 2016 news items! * 

 

The Power Of Personal Stories

The Power Of Personal Stories

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 25, 2016

Do you find it challenging to open up to others about your mental health? Here are the reasons why sharing your story can benefit you and others.

Sharing And Spreading Hope In The African American Community

Sharing And Spreading Hope In The African American Community

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 25, 2016

Mental health awareness in the African American community has been gaining traction nationwide. Hopefully, it will continue to do so as more people share their personal stories, participate in programs such as Sharing Hope and reach out to their community members about mental health.

 

– See more at: http://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/February-2016#sthash.Cmys4Dct.dpuf

2015 nami PSAs

New Mental Health Television PSAs: NAMI Launches

New Mental Health Television PSAs: NAMI Launches

“Hope Starts with You” Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched “Hope Starts with You,” a new campaign of public service announcements (PSAs) for television.

Unveiled at NAMI’s 36th annual convention, July 6-9, the two PSAs featured in the campaign emphasize the difference that individuals can make in helping the 1 in 5 Americans who live with mental illness in any given year.


The first PSA, titled “A Brighter Day“, available in 60, 30 and 15 second spots, shows a man sitting sadly, alone on a park bench. One person, then another and then a crowd of people approach him, extending their hands—causing him to rise.

“When depression meets hope, everything can change,” says the voiceover. “Give someone who struggles the help they desperately need.”


The second spot, titled “Peace and Quiet“, available in 60 and 30 second spots, shows a young woman crying and hearing voices during an episode of schizophrenia. Her mother enters the room, followed by many other people, moving to comfort her, as the voiceover delivers a similar tag line.

“Every time a person gives time, energy or support or shares a personal story about a mental condition, there is a ripple effect that we like to call The NAMI Effect,” said NAMI Communications Director Katrina Gay.

“Everyone can make a difference in the lives of others.”

“Hope starts with everyone,” she declared.

“Be part of the NAMI Effect.”

The Dallas advertising agency 31,000 Feet donated services for creating and producing the PSAs, which were filmed in March 2015. About 100 NAMI volunteers participated in the making of “A Brighter Day,” which was filmed on a rainy, but still exuberant day. NAMI has posted a six minute “behind the scenes”  video of the making of “A Brighter Day” on its PSA website page.

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SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness