Advocacy
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NAMI Maine works every day to improve the lives of those impacted by mental illness.
 
Advocacy occurs at NAMI Maine on many different levels with many different audiences.
  • Through our Information and Referral Help Line, NAMI Maine advocates for services and resources on behalf of those who call the line.
  • Through our education programs, NAMI Maine empowers individuals and family members with the information they need to advocate for themselves or their loved ones.  
  • While committed to work person-to-person to help bring about change, NAMI Maine and NAMI National see a critical need to work with policy makers to help build better systems. 

NAMI Maine serves a critical role as the independent, grass-roots mental health advocacy entity driven by the lived experiences of all our members. We are the one entity where family members, individuals and professionals are all seen as having valuable expertise to contribute to the on-going system change dialogue. As a diverse but equally invested community, it is our collective responsibility to promote policy change that will result in effective services for every single one of us whose lives are touched by mental illness.  
 
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