Medicaid expansion, alternatives to involuntary commitment, rural mental health, and funding early intervention programs in disadvantaged areas were the priorities identified on during Advocacy Day earlier this month, and they remain very urgent! The legislative session ends July 2, and if you haven’t yet contacted your legislators to share your support of these important mental health objectives, please use this link to find your elected representatives and set up a meeting. Additionally, you can click here for a link to review the legislative priorities and view the Advocacy Day presentations.

Successful advocacy for mental health in our state is more than a one-time event. For more information on how you can make a difference, please contact NAMI NC’s Director of Public Policy, Ashish George at