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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

At the NAMI Mass Convention Members will be Voting for 6 Board of Directors

September 29, 2016

When we sent out the absentee ballots we made an error in the instructions. Please note the correct ballot instructions. read more

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