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.
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.
Email your full name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for Action Alerts.
This year, the federal government is holding the 2020 U.S. Census, and we need your help to make sure that Mental Health Counts! The census helps federal, state, and local governments distribute resources for important services, including resources that help people with mental illness, like housing, Medicaid and transportation.
Gov. Tom Wolf has unveiled the initiative Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters. The goal of Reach Out PA is to expand mental health resources and alleviate the stigma associated with reaching out for support.
#BackOnTrackPA is a statewide initiative to bring awareness to First Episode Psychosis (FEP) programs and to highlight the positive impact they’re having on young people and their families.
Gov. Tom Wolf created a statewide task force that’s responsible for developing a long-term strategy to reduce rising suicide rates and the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness.
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
- Out of it
- Screw Loose
- Brain dead
- High or low functioning
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:
RFP Review Committees
Health Care Providers
Behavioral Health Coalitions
Ad Hoc Committees
Block Grant Applications
Community & Family Satisfaction Teams
Community Service Providers
Stakeholders Advisory Committees