Excerpt from NAMI-NYS website: "Join advocates from throughout New York State as we come together to make our voices heard during one of the most important legislative sessions in shaping the future delivery of mental health services."
NAMI-NYS 2018 Legislation Action Agenda
Investments in Community Services
Improving the Mental Illness-Criminal Justice Interface
Open Access to Medication Investments in New York State Research Institutions
BIH is group of community-based supportive housing providers, mental health advocates, faith leaders, & consumers & their families, demanding adequate funding.
Visit https://www.bringithomenys.org/ to discover more facts and to learn how you can support the Bring It Home campaign which calls for increased financial support for New York's Mental Health Housing Programs.
Specialty License Plates for Mental Health Awareness
The governor has signed into law Bill #A.06216B sponsored by Aileen Gunther which creates a specialty license plate stating, "Healthy Mind, Healthy NY" More information on the new license plates will be available soon.
opinion article in "The Hill" (December 11, 2017) by Dr. Herbert Pardes
NAMI-NYS Anylasis of 2015-2016 NYS Budget Agreement
Expansion of CIT
Restoration of Prescriber Prevails
Criminal Justice Initiatives
Investment in Community Services
On Sunday, March 29th, Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders Assemblyman Carl Heastie and Senators Dean Skelos and Jeffery Klein reached an agreement for the FY 2015-16 budget. State legislators are expected to approve the budget deal before the April 1st deadline.
NAMI-NYS is extremely encouraged about many aspects of the budget agreement. Highlights include an investment in housing, several criminal justice initiatives including CIT expansion and the restoration of precribers prevails. This is one of the strongest budgets for mental health services in many years.