In December 2016, President Obama signed mental health reform into law as part of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, thanks in part to the work of thousands of NAMI advocates. Now, more Americans will have access to the mental health care they need. NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti and Director of Legislative Advocacy Andrew Sperling were at the White House for the 21st Century Cures signing ceremony. Giliberti calls this achievement a major step in the right direction for the mental health community and Congress.
“This was anything but a lame duck session. The House and Senate vote counts showed overwhelming support for the cause that we all hold so dear.”