NAMI Blog

We are Looking for Family Members of Individuals with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Conditions to Share Your Experiences

September 20, 2016

as part of three NAMI Mass programs; NAMI Mass Criminal Justice Diversion Project, NAMI Peer-to-Peer, and Allies for Student Mental Health. read more

NAMI Mass Testifies at Legislative Hearing on Bridgewater State “Hospital”

September 13, 2016

While any long-needed improvements are welcome, NAMI Mass believes that they will always be limited by the Department of Correction’s continued responsibility for the evaluation and treatment of men with mental illness. read more

Letter to the Editor of The Boston Globe

September 6, 2016

We must provide high quality, affordable and effective mental health care to those who need it most, but it will take much more funding than is currently in the system. read more

NAMI’s Newest Report “Engagement: A New Standard for Mental Health Care”

August 23, 2016

“The U.S. system of mental health care is failing to engage many people who seek help. The facts say it all: many people who seek mental health care drop out. 70% that drop out do so after their first or second visit.” read more

Jacqueline Martinez Elected to NAMI Board of Directors

July 14, 2016

Jacqueline Martinez, Nominated by NAMI Massachusetts, Member of NAMI Latino Metro Boston, is elected to the NAMI Board of Directors!

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The current lack of a statewide strategy puts both officers and citizens at risk.

NAMI Mass partnered with Senator Jason Lewis to file Senate Bill #2320 – An Act to Establish the Center of Excellence in Community Policing and Behavioral Health. This legislation scales up best practices with proven results. read more