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NAMI St. Louis is part of America’s largest grassroots mental health organization–the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  We are passionate about improving mental health treatment and services for those who live with mental illness and we do this through our advocacy program.

The Advocacy Committee to the NAMI St. Louis Board of Directors guides and supports our advocacy efforts.  Arlen Chaleff ( and Richard Stevenson ( currently serve as co-chairs of the Advocacy Committee.

Our vision is that all persons, including those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness, have the opportunity to achieve their human potential and to live the highest possible quality of life.

2018 NAMI St. Louis Advocacy and Public Policy Focus

Nowhere to Turn Findings from a Survey on Access to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment