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NAMI Massachusetts Board invites you to sign FUNDMENTALHEALTH.org at the NAMIWAlk

NAMI Massachusetts Board invites you to sign FUNDMENTALHEALTH.org at the NAMIWAlk

On May 12, 2012, come sign with us, we can get 5,000 signatures. Support funding for high quality mental health services, Increase DMH budget by $30.0 M.  It is the right thing for individuals, families and the Commonwealth.

Taunton State Hospital Closure

NAMI Massachusetts has a four point position:

  1. NAMI is calling for an extensive and independent study on the impact of the impending relocation of continuing care beds from Taunton State Hospital to the new Worcester Recovery Center, on our loved ones, families and the community.  We must ensure the Southeast, and all communities, have the appropriate amount of continuing care beds and supports needed for recovery.  We are calling to have a study completed in 60 days; it must be prior to scheduling relocation of our loved ones from Taunton State Hospital.
  2. NAMI is calling to preserve the 45 continuing care beds, scheduled to move to Tewksbury, to remain in the Southeast area rather than transfer beds to out of the area. The burden of extensive travel for families from the Cape and Southeast, would make it difficult maintain the continuum of family and natural supports.
  3. NAMI calls for any re-use of these lands (or money if sold) must be dedicated to people living with symptoms of mental illness.
  4. NAMI calls for increased funding for the full continuum of publicly funded mental health services and joins with FUNDMENTALHEALTH.org

 

Find and sign this petition at the FUND MENTAL HEALTH table at the NAMIWALK!