Public policy makes a difference in the lives of both the people living with mental health conditions and the people in their lives. Changes in policy can mean better outcomes. NAMI-DAC advocates for system reform at state and local levels. These are some of our goals.
- Securing better housing for people with mental health conditions.
- Helping people with mental health conditions who have recently been released from detention or prison.
- Improving availability and access to better health care in southern New Mexico and Dona Ana County.
- Improving mental health education among first responders, law enforcement, and hospital emergency personnel.