Learn about legislation being considered in Sonoma County, in California and around the country that impacts people living with a mental illness.
The Mental Health Board acts as a community focal point for mental health issues by reviewing & evaluating the community’s mental health needs, services, facilities, & special problems. It advises the Board of Supervisors & the Behavioral Health Director regarding any aspect of local mental health programs. Each Sonoma County Supervisor can appoint three representatives. The Board holds most meetings on the third Tuesday of every month except August and December; meetings are open to the public. Learn more about the Board and local mental health programs at the link below.
The state NAMI chapter has a collection of resources, including stances and policy priorities on their website, as well as ways for you to take action as a NAMI member. You can also use the website to find your state representative and voice your thoughts to them about upcoming legislation. NAMI California Advocacy also provides an up-to-date list of all legislation in the state government related to mental health and mental health resources. Learn more at the link below.
The nationwide organization for NAMI publishes their advocacy and policy information, including stances and member priorities. You can find more information about NAMI’s federal policy platform for issues that affect adults and children living with mental illness and their families by clicking the link below.