Who We Are

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

Meet the Board

NAMI's Board of Directors is elected by NAMI members to provide strategic guidance in ..

Meet Our Leadership

NAMI's senior leadership team sets the strategic direction of the organization and supports..

Meet NAMI Next Gen

NAMI Next Gen, our young adult advisory group, represents the voices of youth and young adults ..

Meet Our Partners

NAMI’s partners share our brand values and help us deliver our mission while strengthenin..

What We Do

NAMI works to educate, support, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.


Become a member of NAMI today and show that mental health is something we all need to care about.

Our Commitment To Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

At NAMI, we believe a diverse, inclusive, and equitable allliance is one where all employees, volunteers and members — regardless of gender, race, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, education, disability, veteran status or other dimension of diversity — feel valued and respected.

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Our Finances

NAMI's funding comes from a variety of sources. A majority comes from individual donors and contributors, and the remainder of our operations is financed by a variety of sources including corporate sponsorships, foundations, dues, grants, events and other partnerships.

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Press & Media

As a leading voice in the mental health community, NAMI can help journalists and thought leaders shape their messages by providing knowledgeable spokespeople, statistics and personal stories of people living with mental illness.

NAMI Awards

Each year NAMI recognizes outstanding achievements and celebrates accomplishments made by individuals and organizations that advance NAMI’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness and their loved ones.

NAMI Store

Shop our store for NAMI brochures, posters, gifts, clothing, jewelry and more.

Work at NAMI

Become part of a team that is committed to improving the lives of individuals across mental illness. NAMI works daily to create a work environment that values quality communication, honesty and results.

Form a NAMI Affiliate

Form a NAMI Affiliate and work as part of the NAMI community comprising more than 600 Affiliates, 49 NAMI State Organizations and NAMI's national office headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Additional Resources

Find a NAMIWalk

Attend the NAMI National Convention

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).