The budget impasse has gone on long enough and, once again, we think a final budget is close to being done. We need to tell our legislators about the difficult circumstances the impasse has created for human service providers and their clients.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION
Please take a minute today and email your legislators! Tell them:
The budget impasse has caused unnecessary hardship to many community mental health providers. They are in a state of financial crisis. I expect you to end the budget impasse today and support a budget that fully funds mental health services along with all human service providers who support people with disabilities. These are “essential services.” I live in your district, and I vote in every election. Thank you.
A PERSONAL TOUCH
It makes a big difference to add a line about your personal experience with mental illness, such as:
* I am a consumer of mental health services.
* I am a family member and my loved one receives services.
* I am a mental health professional and work with people with mental illness.
Please take action TODAY. Find your state representative here. If you have any issues finding/emailing your legislator, call the NAMI office for help: 412-366-3788.