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The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is moving full-speed ahead with its campaign to increase access to mental health treatment and services, with campaign stops last week in Kentucky and Maine and a Florida stop earlier in the month.
The "Campaign for the Mind of America" is NAMI's multi-year effort to promote investment in recovery and involves stops in chosen states where NAMI has conducted a survey and drafted a report on each state's mental health services that includes recommended solutions. The campaign highlights the need to build a comprehensive, efficient system to screen, evaluate, diagnose and treat mental illness at every stage of life.
The campaign, initially launched in 2002, seeks to build community-wide alliances that include police officers, employers, teachers and …