Ask Your Senators To End Discrimination Against Mental Illness
People in the middle of heart attacks are rarely—if ever—told that there are no hospital beds. People with heart disease aren’t told that they can’t be treated for diabetes on the same day they are treated for high blood pressure. People with mental health conditions face these barriers every day.
What is NAMI?
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a nationwide organization with affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. We are glad you are here!
*Unless otherwise stated, ALL meetings and classes held at: The Commons Conference Center
129 W. Baraga Ave. Marquette, MI
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Mental Health Bill: U.S. Senate Committee Action is Another Step Forward
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Giliberti, chief executive officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) approved S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016.
"NAMI welcomes the committee's action as another step forward in the process leading to enactment of bipartisan comprehensive mental health reform. We appreciate the leadership of Committee Chair Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray in moving the process forward and that of Senators Chris Murphy and Bill Cassidy, who have been champions of reform.
The U.S. House Energy & Commerce's health subcommittee has approved bipartisan mental health reform legislation, H.R.2646, and we hope that further action in the House will occur soon.
As Senate and House actions converge, NAMI will continue to work for the broadest and strongest possible bill to improve the nation's mental health care system. Millions of Americans affected by mental illness deserve no less."
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
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Tuesday, May 3 - WK-12 Family2Family, 6-8:30PM
Monday, May 9 - Support Group, 7-9PM
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