Press Releases

NAMI Releases Virtual Mental Health Education Program for Teens
Jun 01 2022

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced that its free, signature education program for middle school and high school-aged students, NAMI Ending the Silence, is now available on a virtual platform that can be used anywhere.

NAMI Statement on Fatal Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
May 25 2022
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is deeply saddened by the horrific and avoidable school shooting that occurred yesterday in Uvalde, Texas. The mass killing of at least 19 children and two adults at the elementary school impacts all of us. It impacts the mental health of our entire country.
Statement from NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. on Recent Acts of Violence
May 17 2022

Hate is not a mental illness. During a tragedy like this, it’s important to call out and condemn the twisted ideology of racism, which plagues our nation and contributes to generational trauma that is only compounded when combined with the pain communities experience because of gun violence.

Coming “Together for Mental Health” Is NAMI’s Urgent Appeal During May’s Mental Health Awareness Month
May 02 2022
NAMI urges that we all come “Together for Mental Health” — NAMI’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Month in May — to fight stigma, raise awareness and advocate for a better mental health care system.
NAMI Celebrates the Introduction of the 988 Implementation Act to Improve Crisis Services Nationwide
Mar 17 2022

The 988 Implementation Act is a critical piece of legislation that will help us realize the potential of 988 to truly help people in crisis connect to effective care and make sure everyone has someone to talk to, someone to respond and somewhere to go in a crisis.

NAMI Applauds Key Mental Health Investments Made in FY 2022 Federal Budget
Mar 10 2022

With funding for this year nearly settled, Congress now must continue to increase this commitment to mental health. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation’s mental health crisis is finally receiving the attention it demands.

NAMI Named Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Organization of the Year
Mar 02 2022

In 2021, NAMIWalks Your Way’s fundraising total was up 31% over 2020, increasing to $13.1 million from $10 million. The 2021 total also outperformed the 2019 NAMIWalks pre-pandemic level of $12.5 million, a fundraising feat accomplished by very few leading programs.

NAMI Applauds President Biden’s Focus on Mental Health in the State of the Union Address
Mar 01 2022

NAMI applauds President Biden for his unprecedented focus on mental health in the State of the Union address, providing the national attention that our ongoing mental health crisis deserves.

NAMI Statement on Rise of State Policies Harming LGBTQI Youth
Feb 24 2022
NAMI strongly opposes any policy or legislation that limits or denies access to medical or mental health care or education based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. While there’s a higher prevalence of mental health conditions among LGBTQI youth and adults, only half received the mental health treatment they needed.
NAMI Statement on New Federal Report on Mental Health Parity Enforcement
Jan 25 2022
This report shines a spotlight on the disparities that remain for people affected by mental health conditions, despite the tremendous progress we’ve achieved. NAMI will not rest until we can achieve equitable mental health coverage in all forms of health coverage.