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It's time to take the barriers down, and give individuals living with a mental health condition a voice. Take the opportunity today to get involved in the legislative process. You can make a difference.

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Recent Advocacy Rallies & Efforts:

Behavioral health workforce and state hospital bed shortages; effects on the continuum of care in Virginia


Presenter: Kathy Harkey, NAMI Virginia Executive Director


NAMI Virginia supports a full community based system of care to reduce the need for inpatient hospitalized care. Only when this system is in place can NAMI Virginia safely support a reduction in state hospital beds and inpatient programs.

To learn about state level policy and advocacy issues, visit NAMI Virginia 


To learn about NAMI's policy platform, visit NAMI's Take Action on Advocacy page.  

Local, State, and National Contact Info:

Local Government


Chesapeake City Council: 757-382-6151

City Hall, 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Norfolk City Council: 757 664-4268

1006 City Hall Building, 810 Union Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Portsmouth City Council: 757-393-8639

801 Crawford Street, 6th Floor, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Virginia Beach City Council: 757-385-4531

2401 Courthouse Dr # 260 Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9120

State Government

Legislative Information: 804-698-1500

Federal Government

US Capitol: 202-224-3121

(To write a letter, and if you want a response, you must include your name and address, even when using email)


U.S. Senate and United States Senate

Washington, DC 20510     


U.S House of Representatives

Washington, DC 20515     


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