More information to come on the 2023 Advocacy Day!
2022 Content Below —
Join us to advocate for Behavioral Health Crisis Service System Reform!
Advocacy Day is when over 200 NAMI Mass supporters come together to raise our voices. This year we will host the event in 90-120 min segments over 3 days. Please note that you do not need to attend all of the parts of the event to be a successful advocate. Register here!
Read this year’s Fact Sheet here.
Monday, April 4th: 11 am – 1 pm
Join us for our speaker program which will be available “live” on Facebook (and also for replay – no account needed).
We are pleased to share our list of speakers
- Tom Insel, former Director of the NIMH
- Representative Marjorie Decker, sponsor of H.2081 An Act to better coordinate suicide prevention services, behavioral health crisis care and emergency services through 988 implementation
- Tabithalee Howard, family member
- Stephanie Guirand and Virginia Cuello of Cambridge HEART
- Jessica Stohlmann-Rainey of Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners
- Danna Mauch of Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
Opening remarks by Annabel Lane, President of the Board of Directors, NAMI Massachusetts. Monica Luke, NAMI Mass Board member will emcee.
Tuesday, April 5th
11 – 11:45 am – Planning meetings for connecting with legislators
12 – 1:30 pm – NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Storytelling training
Attend training during Advocacy Day
Learn how to tell your story in 2 minutes and capture your legislator’s attention. This NAMI Smarts for Advocacy workshop will guide participants through writing and delivering concise and compelling personal stories that have an “ask”.
Tuesday, April 5, 12-1:30 pm (as part of Advocacy Day)
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Practice Session – Wednesday, March 30th
If you’ve attended the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy: Sharing Your Story training and would like more time to practice your story with others, trainers will be available on March 30th from 4 – 7 pm. Register