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.
January 29, 2021: COVID-19 Impact Survey
October 29, 2020: Final Election Day Reminders
April 1, 2020: Pennsylvania Primary Elections Rescheduled to June 2, 2020
March 27, 2020: Share your COVID-19 Mental Health Story
June 20, 2019: Protect General Assistance
June 5, 2019: Protect Behavioral Health Choices
March 1, 2019: Protect Medicare Access to Mental Health Medications
February 20, 2019: Protect Medicare Access to Mental Health Medications
February 12, 2019: NAMI Keystone PA Signs Letters Opposing HB 335, SB 268
October 16, 2018: Say NO to HB 2138 (Medicaid Work Requirements)
July 13, 2018: Mental Health Consent Bulletin
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
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
Together, we can make mental health a priority. Learn more about key issues, how to get involved, access voter resources, and take the pledge to #Vote4MentalHealth.
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