On April 4 th , NAMI WA Board Member, Debbie Ranniger and Director of Public Policy, Anna Nepomuceno, had the opportunity to participate in Senator Patty Murray’s roundtable on behavioral health. Debbie shared her story with Senator Murray and we both asked for more federal funding for mental health, particularly for the 988 Crisis Response System, increasing the behavioral healthcare workforce and funding for the National Institute of Mental Health for their continued research. It was an honor to be a part of this amazing roundtable where we had the opportunity to speak to Senator Murray directly on Washington’s behavioral health needs. We want to thank Senator Murray for her commitment and continued support for improving our behavioral healthcare system.
-- Anna Nepomuceno, Director of Public Policy for NAMI Washington