No Cuts to NIMH
We the undersigned members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness- New York State (NAMI-MYS), including patients, their families, mental health care providers, and other supporters of mental health research, implore you not to cut the vital, life-saving funding for the National Institutes of Mental Health.
For those affected by severe persistent mental illness, research is our hope for the future. NAMI-NYS strongly supports the efforts to maintain and eventually increase federal funding to ensure there are adequate resources for promising biomedical research into brain disorders.
Research paves the way for prevention, recovery and cure. Research also allows us to maximize the value of our healthcare dollars by providing the most proven effective treatments to New Yorkers living with serious mental illness.
The longstanding, bipartisan commitment to NIMH has been crucial to America's health as well as being a factor in aiding both the state and federal economy. Thousands of medical schools, teaching hospitals, universities, and other research institutions in every state have benefited from NIMH funding, including the two leading research institutions in New York State, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Nathan Kline Institute.
The research being done by NIMH Insititutions leading to proper diagnoses of mental illnesses ensures patients are getting the proper, most up-to-date treatments.
For the health and well-being of the American people and the American economy, we urge you: do not cut funding for the National Institutes of Mental Health.