NAMI Awards

Each year NAMI recognizes outstanding achievements and celebrates accomplishments made by individuals and organizations that advance NAMI’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness and their loved ones.

National Awards

Each year at the NAMI National Convention, we honor individuals and organizations for their oustanding work in furthering the goals of the NAMI movement. We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 NAMI National Awards. All nominations must be submitted by February 16, 2019.

Award Nominations & Info


The 2019 NAMI National Awards include:

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Gloria Huntley Award
  • Ken Steele Award
  • Lionel Aldridge Champions Award
  • Outstanding NAMI Member
  • Richard T. Greer Advocacy Award
  • Sam Cochran Criminal Justice Award
  • Young Leader Award
  • Multicultural Outreach Award
  • Outstanding NAMI Affiliate
  • Rona and Ken Purdy Award to End Discrimination

Exemplary Psychiatrist Award

The Exemplary Psychiatrist Award allows NAMI members, NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates throughout the country to publicly honor the psychiatrists that work tirelessly to help improve the lives of people living with mental health conditions.

NAMI Scientific Research Award

The NAMI Scientific Research Award, supported by the Peter Corbin Kohn Endowment, recognizes the work and research of individuals creating a difference and moving our scientific understanding and treatment of mental illnesses forward.