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NAMI Ask the Expert: Warmlines, Helplines, and Crisis Lines Offer the Help You Need When You Need It

  Thursday, June 20 | 4:00 5:30 PM EST When you or someone you know is seeking mental health support, do you know where to get help? Todays landscape of mental health support includes warmlines, helplines, and crisis lines. Each of these options is designed to help during different times of need. Whether an […]

Leading Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Organizations Celebrate Major Milestone for the 988 Lifeline and Crisis Response

WASHINGTON With this week’s enactment of Vermont H. 657, theNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant), Inseparableand theAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)celebrate Vermont marking the 10th state in the nation to adopt measures that will sustainably fund the statewide operation of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The 988 Suicide & […]

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Four Decades of Resilience: One Familys Perspective on Our Mental Health System

June 3, 2024 By Christine Sakdalan My daily work keeps me busy with priorities focused on developing strategies and initiatives launching and commercializing holistic therapies that have vast potential to impact lives in the mental health space. Healthcare has always been endlessly fascinating to me, but this work is especially close to my heart. Over […]

Hope Starts With Us: Remembering George Floyd

Jump To: Episode Video Featured Guest Share About the Host Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, CEO of the American Psychological Association, joins NAMI CEO Dan Gillison, Jr., in remembrance of George Floyd and to discuss how his murder, as a result of police violence, shifted conversations about racism and mental health in the United States. […]

NAMI Mourns Passing of Dr. Herbert Pardes

Statement from Dan Gillison, NAMI CEO on the passing of one of NAMIs early champions NAMI mourns the passing of Dr. Herbert Pardes, a key figure in the creation of NAMI. His influence and contributions were instrumental in shaping the landscape of mental health advocacy and support in our country. Dr. Pardes’ connection with NAMI […]

NAMI Releases Issue Brief Exploring Trends in Access to Mental Health Care State Policy

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI released a new publication, Trends in Access to Mental Health Care State Policy. This issue brief provides highlights on state legislation passed in 2023 that will improve access to mental health care. There are many barriers to accessible, comprehensive and affordable mental health care. Studies routinely show […]

2023 State Legislation Issue Brief Series: Trends in Access to Mental Health Care State Policy

Mother of Former Miss USA turns pain into purpose

April Simpkins is the mother of the late Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst. Kryst battled persistent, depressive disorder for years and unfortunately died by suicide on January 30th, 2022 at the age of 30. The final chapter of (her new) book includes notes from April Simpkins. She details the pain she felt from the moment […]

Help Not Handcuffs

A webinar series focused on addressing mental health crises with comprehensive community responses In NAMIs Ask the Expert Help Not Handcuffs Webinar Series, NAMI welcomes experts from across the country to present, discuss and explore strategies for diverting people with mental illness away from the justice system and toward the care that they need. This […]


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