Advocacy Events

NAMI St. Louis Legislative Network

The Legislative Network provides a venue for individuals to learn about issues of concern in our communities and to come together and advocate for the well-being of those who struggle with mental illness. The Legislative Network offers opportunities to learn about issues related to mental illness that are being debated in the local, state, and federal governments and to communicate with elected officials who make laws and policies that have an impact on Missouri citizens. We host meetings, coordinate legislative activities, print newsletters, and email legislative action alerts. To sign up for the Legislative Network, contact Jackie Hudson, Director of Advocacy at or 314-775-1600.

Upcoming Advocacy Events:

The Legislative Network meets twice a year; once in early January to discuss upcoming issues regarding mental illness being debated in the Missouri State Legislature and then again in June after the Legislature ends to discuss what happened and what we still need to do in the near future. Dates for 2018 coming soon.

Additionally, we will be hosting several webinars regarding advocacy and several NAMISMARTS for Advocacy trainings in the Fall of 2017. Please stay tuned for a list of these learning opportunities. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jackie Hudson at or 314-775-1600.