NAMI Southwest CT Outreach Activities

NAMI Southwest CT engages in grassroots advocacy on local, state and federal issues. We work with government decision-makers and the media in support of NAMI’s national mission to enact legislation beneficial to mental health. We fully support NAMI Connecticut’s public policy agenda, which aims to increase access to quality community services and supports, housing, education, employment, early intervention, and other activities for people impacted by mental health challenges in Connecticut.

September 2019

In September, NAMI Southwest CT communicated issues associated with Stigma, Relief and Cure to President Trump and other politicians.

 

  • Please click here to download a letter you can customize and send to legislators.

  • To download a letter to President Trump, please click here.

  • To download instructions for mailing and emailing the letters to recommended politicians, please click here.

NAMI Connecticut's Public Policy Mission

We continuously work to improve public policies for people impacted by mental health challenges in Connecticut.  Our Public Policy Agenda includes issues across focus areas aiming to increase access to quality community services and supports, housing, education and employment, early intervention, and others.  We do this with the support and active participation of our grassroots members and in collaboration with other stakeholder groups, organizations and coalitions.

 

Activities of our NAMI Connecticut’s Public Policy Program include the following:

 

  • Provide outreach, training classes, and education to the community and policymakers

  • Monitor and act on state and local government issues relevant to the mental health community

  • Mobilize NAMI Connecticut members to testify or contact policymakers on behalf of our legislative priorities, including through the new Affiliate Advocacy Liaisons

  • Strategically work with the media to further our legislative agenda

  • Develop and build relationships with community partners and stakeholders to work on joint initiatives

P.O. Box 1582, New Canaan, CT 06840

203-400-NAMI (6264)

namisouthwestct@gmail.com