If you would like to get involved in advocating at the state level for policies that benefit those with mental illness, we invite you to attend our annual Partners in Policy Training and Advocacy Day events on March 16-17, 2020 in Jefferson City.
NAMI Missouri is offering a two-day peer mentor training for individuals living with mental illness who want to become mental health advocates and consumer leaders. Over the course of two days we will help you discover how to best tell your own story to advocate for yourself and for others, then we will travel together to the State Capitol to put your newfound skills to use.
Travel, lodging and meal expenses are covered through grant funding provided by SAMHSA. The training includes NAMI SMARTS for Advocacy materials, which are hands-on advocacy training tools designed to transform passion and experience into effective grassroots advocacy.
This free training is primarily geared toward those with mental illness, but there are a limited number of spots available for family members, friends and allies.
2020 Partners-In-Policy Training & Advocacy Day
Jefferson City – Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Mon., March 16 – Tues., March 17, 2020
Deadline: Feb. 14, 2020. Attendance is limited to 40 participants.
View the 2020 Partners in Policy Application.