Advocacy Toolkit

Welcome to the NAMI DuPage Advocacy Project!


The advocacy project was conceived as a way to further the advocacy part of the NAMI mandate. Many people who have become empowered through NAMI want to give back through creating legislative change. Here, we have created a toolkit to help you in that process.

The project was designed to help you get involved in the legislative process. Legislators listen to their constituents, so advocates have the ability to enact great social change. Getting started with advocacy can be a little intimidating; this toolkit is designed to help. You will find information on the legislative process, mental health legislation, how to track bills, and how to contact your elected officials.