Dear Governor Murphy,
My name is (your name) and I am an advocate with NAMI NJ. As (a person/family member of a person) with a mental health condition, I am asking you to sign S311/A2036 and support budget funding for the 988 hotline and mobile crisis teams.
Too often, a person in a mental health crisis ends up in the emergency room or involved in the criminal justice system. That’s not acceptable, and this bill and budget funding give us an opportunity to change that. S311/A2036 will create a mental health crisis response system to ensure that any person in New Jersey, no matter where they live, has access to crisis care when they need it most. Funding for the hotline and mobile crisis teams will ensure our residents receive timely and appropriate care in their communities -- avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations and interactions with law enforcement.
By providing a mental health response to mental health crises, we will help families like mine and our broader community. It’s time we give people the help they need, and this legislation and funding will make that possible.
Please sign S311/A2036 and support budget funding for the 988 hotline and mobile crisis teams.