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NAMI Polling and State Legislative Brief Highlight Opportunities to Improve Federal and State Mental Health Crisis Response After Two Years of 988 Lifeline

NAMI report highlights states progress in addressing crisis response, but new NAMI/Ipsos polling finds Americans continue to have low familiarity of 988 while strongly supporting efforts to reimagine nations mental health crisis system Arlington, VA On the eve of the second anniversary of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifelines nationwide availability, the National Alliance […]

Poll of Public Perspectives on 988 & Crisis Response (2024)

A NAMI-Ipsos poll conducted in Summer 2024 found that most Americans remain unfamiliar with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. However, people who are familiar show stronger trust in and likelihood of using 988, highlighting the need for increased public awareness and education. Additionally, the poll found consistently strong support for policies and funding to […]

2023 State Legislation Issue Brief Series: Trends in State Policy: 988 and Reimagining Crisis Response

NAMI, Grassroots Advocates Call on FCC to Improve 988 Routing to Support Local Response

NAMI and NAMI advocates last month called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that calls to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline are routed to local call centers while protecting callers personal information. NAMI advocates provided more than half of all comments received during the comment period, urging quick action to connect people […]

NAMI TraumaInSight

Online Trauma Awareness Training for Educators and Youth-Serving Professionals NAMI TraumaInSight is a virtual training that covers the principles of trauma awareness. When working with youth and young adults, using trauma-informed practices creates safe and secure environments for them. This course is designed for youth-serving professionals, can be completed in three hours, and is completely […]

Hope Starts With Us: Mental Health Care in Minoritized Communities

Jump To: Episode Video Featured Guests Share Transcript About the Host In honor of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMIs CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., is joined by Harold Turner, Executive Director of NAMI Urban Los Angeles, and Tracy McMillan, a relationship expert and television writer. In this episode, Dan and […]

Informal and Formal Family Peer Support: The Impact and the Evidence

Informal and Formal Family Peer Support: The Impact and the Evidence, Wednesday, July 30 | 1:30 3:00 PM EST Family peer support provides hope and community for families of loved ones with mental health and substance use challenges, serious mental illnesses, and/or serious emotional disturbances. Join us for the final session of this four-part […]

Next Steps in Peer Credentialing: What Else is Needed Now That We Have National Model Standards from SAMHSA

Next Steps in Peer Credentialing: What Else is Needed Now That We Have National Model Standards from SAMHSA Wednesday, July 24 | 1:30 3:00 PM EST Join us during the third session of this four-part series about peer support as our guest speakers discuss the National Model Standards for Peer Support Credentialing in depth, […]

NAMI Statement on Supreme Court Decision Allowing Communities to Criminalize Homelessness

Arlington, VA The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. on the disappointing U.S. Supreme Court ruling in City of Grants Pass v. Johnson: More than 250,000 Americans will sleep outside tonight because no safe and accessible shelter options are available. This […]

2024 Convention in Denver

Couldnt make it to the 2024 National Convention or just want to look back on your experience? Take a look at some highlights from our amazing time in Denver!


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