State expands treatment for people with both addiction and mental illness

Massachusetts health officials are significantly expanding addiction treatment, adding nearly 400 long-term recovery beds devoted to people who suffer from both addiction and mental illness. The recent move aims to address a major failing of the current system: Addiction programs typically lack the expertise to also treat the depression, anxiety, and trauma that often underlie…

MA House Budget

The debate on the house budget is starting on Monday, April 22 after the budget was released on April 10th. As you know from our Legislative Priorities and our awesome Advocacy Day  on April 8th, NAMI Massachusetts is supporting better funding for the DMH Rental Subsidy Program and other initiatives to reduce or prevent homelessness…

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Join the NAMI Mass Advocacy “Army”

Calling all advocates. Calling all advocates! NAMI Massachusetts has joined several other states by supporting our Advocacy efforts with a software platform called Quorum. This software will allow us to Let you know about opportunities to contact your legislators – and send them an email at the click of a button Target our “asks” when…

ICYMI – Advocacy Day

NAMI Mass held our Advocacy Day on Monday, April 8th, 2019. About 200 participants braved some typically cold, wet and rainy New England weather to arrive at the State House and speak with their legislators. For details on our speakers, take a peek here. To see the photos from the event – check out this…