Press Releases

NAMICon 2021 Virtual Event Honors Mental Health Leaders
Jul 29 2021
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has honored and presented awards for exemplary national, state and local leadership as part of Virtual NAMICon 2021. Read about our awards and 2021 award winners.
NAMI Urges Swift Action to Reimagine Crisis Response Ahead of 988 Launch Next Year
Jul 16 2021

In the year before 988 becomes widely available, we need all levels of government to ensure that no matter when or where people call 988, there are well-trained staff to answer the call, mobile crisis teams to provide an in-person response, and crisis stabilization programs that can get people on the path to follow-up care.

NAMICon 2021: Bringing People Together for Mental Health – The Time is Now, Virtual Event on July 27-28
Jul 14 2021

The theme of NAMICon 2021 is "Bringing People Together for Mental Health – The Time is Now" and includes sessions focused on advancing mental health research, crisis care that focuses on building community mental health resources, culture and identity disparities in mental health, and youth and young adult mental health.

NAMI’s National Office to Take Paid Mental Health Week
Jul 07 2021
NAMI’s national office will close Aug. 1-Aug. 8. NAMI is encouraging its employees to use that week to step away from work demands and to recharge and rest — taking care of their mental and physical health. The NAMI HelpLine will remain operational from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET Monday-Friday.
NAMI Honors Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Jul 01 2021
Persisting disparities in health outcomes and access to mental health care in underserved communities show that racism is a public health crisis. Together, we can help raise mental health awareness in underrepresented populations so they can get the mental health care they need to overcome obstacles and live healthy, fulfilling lives in a community that cares.
Americans Sigh in Relief and NAMI Praises the Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the ACA and Preserve Access to Health Insurance for Millions
Jun 17 2021
Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the ACA is both a victory and a sigh of relief for millions of Americans, especially people with mental illness. This decision means that insurance coverage options and protections for people with pre-existing conditions, like mental illness, will remain in place.
New Research on Navigating Digital Tools for Mental Health Services
Jun 14 2021
NAMI conducted a national survey from April 9 to May 21, 2020 and received nearly 500 responses providing feedback about online resource search tools for mental health services. The study aimed to identify what people who are currently seeking mental health treatment and supportive services need and how to improve the process for finding accurate and reliable information.
NAMI Statement One Year After the Murder of George Floyd
May 25 2021

Here at NAMI, we recognize that there are no quick and easy solutions to the systemic racism that has permeated every aspect of our society for far too long. Today, only one in three Black adults who need mental health care receive it. But we are committed to keep striving toward more equitable and just practices within our own organization and within the mental health community.

For Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI is Highlighting that You Are Not Alone
Apr 29 2021
This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is highlighting that no one experiencing a mental health condition should feel alone. We need to get ahead of the looming widespread mental health concerns coming to the forefront due to all the pressures and tragedy of the pandemic.
NAMI’s Statement on the Outcome of the Derek Chauvin Trial
Apr 20 2021

Today’s verdict is historic. Unlike in so many other cases of racial violence, justice has been served. This is a victory, but the fight for racial justice and against systemic racial violence is not over.