Action Alerts

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Action Alerts 2018-06-14T01:22:35+00:00

Take action, make change

As the official state NAMI organization in Pennsylvania, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is actively involved in engaging legislators at the state and federal levels to protect mental health coverage, services, and supports.

Action Alerts
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania frequently emails Action Alerts to inform people of relevant legislative activity that requires them to take action by contacting their elected officials.

If you are a member of NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, you will receive Action Alerts automatically. Others can email their request to Please include your name and your email address.


Words Matter

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania hopes to educate individuals, families, legislators, the public, and the media about the consequences of stigmatizing language and the opportunity to instead focus on “people first” language.

These are examples of stigmatizing words or phrases to avoid:

  • Mentally ill
  • Emotionally disturbed
  • Insane
  • Crazy
  • Odd
  • Abnormal
  • Psycho
  • Maniac
  • Lunatic
  • Looney
  • Loopy
  • Wacko
  • Cuckoo
  • Mental
  • Deranged
  • Mad
  • Out of it
  • Slow
  • Nuts
  • Disturbed
  • Demented
  • Screw Loose
  • Brain dead
  • High or low functioning
  • Delusional
  • Case
  • Decompensate
  • Issues
  • Schizophrenic
There are numerous ways to get involved in grassroots mental health advocacy.

Join NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania
Sign up for Action Alerts
Contact your legislator about bills that matter to you 
Join community boards, organizations, or committees that play a role in shaping mental health policy:

Legislative Committees
Advisory Committees
RFP Review Committees
County Governments
Health Care Providers
Behavioral Health Coalitions
Ad Hoc Committees

Task Forces
Focus Groups
Support Groups
Block Grant Applications
Town Halls
Community & Family Satisfaction Teams
Community Service Providers
Stakeholders Advisory Committees