NAMI’s State Legislative Report on Mental Health Policy for 2020-2021

NAMI’s State Legislation Report: Trends in State Mental Health Policy (2020-2021) reveals that mental health was front and center in states’ policymaking in 2020 and 2021, following a trend in recent years that was accelerated by concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Progress was made in a variety of issues such as addressing the needs of youth; strengthening the implementation of both federal and state parity requirements; making more telehealth options available; building a comprehensive behavioral health crisis care system; reducing justice system involvement for people with mental illness. Read the full report here.