One of NAMI NC’s primary missions is advocacy – speaking out about mental health issues in front of legislators, policymakers, and influential decision makers so that real change happens. A primary goal of our advocacy efforts is to provide people living with mental illness, their families, and those passionate about mental health the information they need to become effective advocates for better mental health services and public policies.

Our Advocacy Day events for 2024 are designed to do just that – provide information and helpful tips on speaking to legislators about mental health in NC. We will prepare participants with three informative webinars before visiting the General Assembly in Raleigh at the culminating event on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Our schedule of events include:

April 2, 1:00pm – 2:15pm – Webinar 1: What is Advocacy?

During this webinar you will learn what advocacy is and how to become more involved, and how to enhance your ability to advocate with viable resources and documentation.

April 9, 1:00pm – 2:15pm – Webinar 2: Let’s Talk About It: Legislative Priorities

During this webinar you will learn more about the legislative priorities for Advocacy Day 2024. Special guests will join the webinar to provide highlights for the status of North Carolina according to NAMI NC’s 2024 Legislative Priorities.

April 16, 1:00pm – 2:15pm – Webinar 3: Preparing for Advocacy Day: What You Need to Know

During this webinar, Advocacy Day attendees will receive more information about the day’s agenda, speakers, and parking instructions. Participants will have time to ask questions to prepare for their trip to Raleigh.

April 30, 10:00am – 2:00pm – Advocacy Day 2024

This event, held at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, allows mental health advocates to hear from government officials and legislators, tell their stories about mental illness, and let their voices be heard.

Questions about Advocacy Day? Please contact Lillian M. Davis, Director of Public Policy, at or by calling (919) 235-4749.

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