NSSC is an alliance of diverse individuals and organizations who are uniting to ensure that mental illness, health, and criminal justice systems count those with SMI, SED, and their families in all federal, state, and local policy reforms. We are voices for the 10 million adults and 7 million children living with and dying too young from serious mental illness.

Who we are

CALL TO ACTION! - #aBedInstead

NATIONAL SHATTERING SILENCE COALITION
Treatment Advocacy Center's #aBedInstead of a jail cell efforts

How you can help

Everyone, sign the TAC Petition to provide #aBedInstead

Click Here to take the pledge for #aBedInstead

CALL TO ACTION! - Oppose the IMD Care Act

NATIONAL SHATTERING SILENCE COALITION
Letter Opposing IMD Care Act (H.R.5797)
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How you can help

Contact Your Congressman

HELP FINDING YOUR CONGRESSMAN

Together our voices will make a difference!

CALL TO ACTION! - Help Kristopher Rodriguez

NATIONAL SHATTERING SILENCE COALITION
Letter To Warden In Support Of Gemma Pena's Right To Access To Visit And Seek Treatment Kristopher Rodriguez

Read the Letter

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How you can help

Write a letter to the Warden
in support of Gemma Pena

Warden Walker Clemmons
Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
5850 East Milton Road
Milton, FL 32583-7914

Together our voices will make a difference!

CALL TO ACTION! - Oppose Bill HR2687

NATIONAL SHATTERING SILENCE COALITION
Letter Opposing Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion Act (S.1169, H.R.2687)
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How you can help

Contact Your Congressman

HELP FINDING YOUR CONGRESSMAN

Together our voices will make a difference!

CALL TO ACTION! - Pardon Christopher Sharikas

NATIONAL SHATTERING SILENCE COALITION
Supports Pete Earley and Treatment Advocacy Center's
Campaign To Get Christopher Sharika Out of Prison and Into Treatment
Here's Pete Earley's quick recap:

"Sana Campbell, (her first husband, Christopher’s father, is deceased and she has remarried), told me that her son began showing signs of paranoia and schizophrenia in his early teens. His untreated illness became progressively worse and when he was seventeen, voices in his head began commanding him to get to New York City.

Christopher flashed a knife at a woman, then ran away. The police showed up at his house, but no charges were filed. The next afternoon during a worsening psychotic break, Christopher pulled his knife on a 24 year-old woman and demanded her car keys.

Amy Greenwood quickly gave him the keys to her car. Christopher next demanded her purse, which she also handed over. He stabbed her in her back and fled, only to crash her car a few hours later while she was being treated.

Yes, it was a horrific crime prompted by mental illness. No one questions that or excuses it. But Christopher’s case soon took several twists, all unfavorable to the ill teenager.

First, his victim was working as an intern in the Arlington Circuit Court prosecutor’s office.

Second, she was dating an Arlington police detective.

Third, the attorney representing Sharikas failed to call experts to testify about the teen’s deepening mental illness. (According to Weiner’s account in the Post, the attorney later was caught embezzling funds, admitted himself into an alcohol treatment facility, and had his license revoked.)

Fourth, Judge Paul F. Sheridan became angry when Sharikas smirked."

Christopher has been in prison for 20 years and needs treatment, not a prison cell.

How you can help

Everyone, sign the TAC Petition to request a pardon for Christopher Sharikas

Click Here to Complete the Change.org Petition

If you live in the State of Virginia,
please also complete the letter to the Governor

Click Here to Send a Letter to Governor Northam

Together our voices will make a difference!

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We hope you will also care by joining our voices and our call to action campaigns that will be Shattering Silence For Serious Mental Illness. 
#ShatteringSilence4SMI