Press Releases

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.
NAMI Poll: Parents Want Mental Health Education in Schools, Mental Health Days Off for Students
Dec 15 2021

NAMI’s poll finds that parents are deeply concerned about their children’s mental health and, importantly, understand the value of mental health awareness and treatment. We encourage parents to seek help for their children if they see signs that concern them.

NAMI Statement on the Decision of FCC to Require Text-to-988
Nov 18 2021

With today’s decision to require providers to support text messaging to 988, the FCC has created a new vehicle for people to access help. The ability to text 988 will support at-risk communities, including youth and young adults, marginalized and underserved populations, and individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

As Launch of 988 Mental Health Crisis Number Looms, NAMI Poll Finds Broad Support for the System and Fees to Fund It, Opposition to Police Response to Mental Health Crises
Nov 15 2021

“By responding to a mental health crisis with mental health professionals, lives will be saved and people in crisis can get the right care when they need it most,” said Daniel H. Gillison Jr, NAMI CEO.