NAMI Blog

Laurie Martinelli Steps Down as Executive Director

April 26, 2017

“At our last meeting, the NAMI Massachusetts Board accepted Laurie’s resignation with regret and expressed our appreciation for her leadership during her tenure. Thanks to Laurie’s hard work and commitment, NAMI Mass is a solid, vibrant organization that we can all be proud of,” said Tom Scurfield. read more

Why the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Cannot Be Repealed

January 13, 2017

Many members of Congress are intent on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), (Obamacare). NAMI Mass strongly opposes repeal and recently joined the Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage and Care. read more

NAMI Mass Is There For Allie And Her Family

December 4, 2016

Please make a difference and give as generously as you can. Thank you and best wishes for a healthy, joyful, and peaceful holiday season.

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The Election Results: With Change Comes Opportunity

November 10, 2016

Now that the elections are over, it is time to turn out attention to passing mental health reform. read more

Voter Information

October 30, 2016

Are you registered to vote? Find out here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx Information on Registering to Vote is located here: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm Find out where to vote in your community here: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx For the first time, Massachusetts voters will be able to cast their ballots before Election Day, at their own convenience. This year, you have the option to cast your State Election ballot at any early voting location in your community, by mail, or at your polling place on Election Day. Find out more here: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/EarlyVotingWeb/EarlyVotingSearch.aspx Download or view a Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities 2016

SPECIAL GUEST COLUMN Supporting NAMI Mass’ Position Opposing Recreational Marijuana, Question 4 on Ballot

October 20, 2016

One issue that is not sufficiently addressed in this debate is the relationship between marijuana use and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and some forms of bipolar disorder. read more