Share Your Story

We want to hear your story.

At NAMI, we want to hear your stories and share them. Complete the form below to tell us how mental illness has affected your life. What has been challenging? What has been helpful to you? What changes would you like to see in mental health care and mental health discourse? The word count for these submissions, which should read like a short personal essay, is 400-700 words. We will select stories to feature throughout the year on NAMI’s personal stories section and/or social media.

Note: we reserve the right to edit before publication.

Yes! Please add me to NAMI's email list, including a monthly email subscription to NAMINow.

Enter security code:
 Security code

Present Your Story

close up image of woman

Sharing a story about your mental health challenges can help in your own recovery as well as offer encouragement and support to others with similar experiences. NAMI has developed multiple presentations to help you in sharing your story in your community.

More

NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement

police officer comforting teen girl

The NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement presentation program trains peers and families to share their stories during law enforcement trainings.

More

Submit to the NAMI Blog

lighthouse illustrating blog submission

We’re always accepting submissions to the NAMI Blog! We feature the latest research, stories of recovery, ways to end stigma and strategies for living well with mental illness. Most importantly: We feature your voices. Check out our Submission Guidelines for more information.

Learn More

You Are Not Alone

you are not alone text

Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, it’s often hard for those struggling and their families and friends to talk about what they’re going through. But help is available, and it works.

Find Hope

OK2TALK

Ok2Talk.org logo

Teens and young adults who live with mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. But connecting with others who have gone through a similar experience can help provide encouragement.

More