Press Releases

On Inauguration Day, NAMI Calls for Addressing Mental Health: the Silent Epidemic within the Pandemic
Jan 20 2021
As the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today. NAMI looks forward to working with the new administration to build better lives for the millions of people in our country who are affected by mental illness.
NAMI Statement on the Killing of Patrick Warren Sr.
Jan 15 2021
The lack of access to mental health care is clearly contributing to people experiencing crises — many of which are inherently avoidable if people get the right care at the right time.
NAMI’s Statement on Violent Attack on the Nation’s Capitol
Jan 06 2021
NAMI released the following statement today from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr., regarding the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol building. 
NAMI Announces Sherman Gillums, Jr. as Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
Nov 09 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is excited to welcome Sherman Gillums, Jr. to the organization in the newly created position of Chief Strategy and Operations Officer.
NAMI Frontline Wellness Launches on World Mental Health Day
Oct 10 2020
In an effort to support frontline professionals with their immediate and future mental health needs—today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched NAMI Frontline Wellness: a COVID-19 mental health initiative in partnership with #FirstRespondersFirst.
Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience
Oct 05 2020
In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness and educating about mental illness warning signs and symptoms.
NAMI Applauds Victory for Veterans’ Mental Health
Sep 23 2020
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a landmark bipartisan bill, S. 785, The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, which previously passed the Senate.
NAMI Celebrates Major Step Forward in “9-8-8” Mental Health Crisis Response
Sep 22 2020
Yesterday, Congress passed S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020, which will head to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
NAMI Elects New Board of Directors after NAMICon 2020 Virtual Event
Jul 20 2020
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is pleased to announce its new incoming board of directors.
NAMICon 2020 Virtual Event Honors Mental Health Leaders
Jul 15 2020
During NAMICon 2020, one of the nation’s largest gatherings of mental health advocates, NAMI presented awards honoring exemplary leadership at the national, state and local level.