Press Releases

NAMI Membership Elects New Board of Directors During NAMICon 2022
Jun 21 2022
NAMI today announced the election of its new Board of Directors. Joyce Campbell, J.D., was elected to serve as Board President of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.
NAMICon 2022 Virtual Event Honors Mental Health Leaders
Jun 17 2022

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has honored and presented awards for exemplary national, state and local leadership as part of “NAMICon 2022, Together for Mental Health,” one of the nation’s largest gatherings of leaders and advocates across the mental health community.

NAMI Poll Finds Public Unaware of 988 Before July Launch but Supportive of Policies to Improve Crisis Response
Jun 16 2022

With only 30 days before 988, the new three-digit number for mental health and suicide crises, is available nationwide, a new poll from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) finds that people are still largely unaware that this potentially lifesaving resource is on its way.

Joint Press Release: National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mindspring Reach Settlement Agreement
Jun 10 2022

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (“NAMI”) and Mindspring Mental Health Alliance, Inc. (“Mindspring”) have reached a settlement agreement following a 2021 lawsuit brought by NAMI over allegations of trademark infringement after Mindspring’s voluntary separation from NAMI. 

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.