"As you know, the Kentucky General Assembly's 2021 legislative session is in full swing - and your elected officials are making decisions every day that will impact you, your loved ones, and your community, whether you participate in the process or not. By engaging in NAMI Kentucky's efforts, you are letting your legislators know that you are paying attention, and that you have the lived experience that can contribute to the solutions needed to improve the mental health system to better serve everyone." - Sarah Kidder, NAMI Kentucky Advocacy Coordinator
NAMI Kentucky held a virtual rally for its annual Advocacy Day last week. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and families and friends. This year's rally included Waltr Lane's reading of his poem, "A Concrete Pillow." Mr.Lane is a Consumer and Poet from eastern Kentucky.
"By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help where it is needed, we can build a stronger community and save lives," said Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman.
For more information about the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Kentucky (NAMI Kentucky), visit www.namiky.org
Watch NAMI Kentucky's 2021 Advocacy Day Virtual Rally: