Press Releases

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.
This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities
Jul 01 2020
To help raise awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities, NAMI is releasing the latest installments of the “Strength Over Silence” video series, highlighting three personal stories featuring courage, culture and community.
NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents And Mental Health Resources For African Americans
May 29 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health.
NAMI Announces 2020 Exemplary Psychiatrist Awardees
May 11 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, today released the names of 14 awardees for their annual Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards.