Action Alerts

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Action Alerts 2018-07-23T19:27:02+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 info@namikeystonepa.org. Please include your name and your email address.

June 14, 2018: Ask Your PA State Senator to Vote No to HB 2138

January 25, 2018: Federal Government Reauthorizes CHIP

December 19, 2017: Tax Reform and the Cost of Health Insurance

December 7, 2017: Tax Reform and Your Mental Health 

November 16, 2017: How Does Tax Reform Affect Your Mental Health?

October 20, 2017: Save Mental Health Insurance Protections

September 26, 2017: SSI Benefits at Risk

September 25, 2017: Vote on Graham-Cassidy Expected This Week

September 18, 2017: New Health Reform Bill – More Dangerous Than Ever

July 17, 2017: PA Senate Set to Debate Medicaid Changes

July 13, 2017: PA House Votes on Medicaid Changes

July 12, 2017: New Senate Health Care Timeline

July 10, 2017: Medical Assistance Loophole

June 26, 2017: Senate Health Bill

June 20, 2017: Federal Health Care Update

June 19, 2017: State Budget Call-In Day

May 23, 2017: U.S. Senate’s Response to the AHCA

May 22. 2017: PA Human Services Consolidation Plan

May 19, 2017: PA House Bill 218

May 3, 2017: Mental Health Month & the American Health Care Act

April 28, 2017: Congress Brings Back AHCA

March 24, 2016: House Vote on the American Health Care Act

March 16, 2017: AHCA, Medicaid, and Mental Illness 

March 8, 2017: Congress Unveils the American Health Care Act

Nov. 15, 2016 – Mental Health Reform of 2016 Act

July 7, 2015: Action Alert

Nov. 3, 2014: Action Alert—Vote!

Sept. 30, 2014: Support the Review of Mental Health Funding Cuts

Sept. 30, 2014: Support Suicide Prevention in Schools

April 10, 2014: Say “NO” to Healthy PA 

April 4, 2014: Reject the Healthy PA Waiver

Initiatives

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
Insurers
Hospitals
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

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