Free Webinar on Mental Health Caregivers


Mental illness is not an isolated experience. It touches the lives of families and loved ones. In fact, an estimated 8.4 million Americans provide care to an adult living with a mental health condition.

NAMI and Mental Health America co-hosted a webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 14 called “Challenges and Solutions for Mental Health Caregivers.” The webinar, sponsored by SAMHSA, explored the critical role that caregivers play, as well as the barriers they see to services, supports and integration of care.

Listen to our robust discussion about the structural issues caregivers confront in the U.S. health care system including gaps in coverage. Based on two reports with responses from more than 2,000 caregivers, presenters offered compelling data, stories and solutions to empower caregivers and adults living with mental health conditions.

Listen to the webinar recording.


Webinar Presenters:

  • Sita Diehl, MSW, Director of Policy and State Outreach at NAMI
  • Gail Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving
  • Debbie Plotnick, MSS, MSLP, Vice President for Mental Health and Systems Advocacy at Mental Health America
  • Rick Baron, MA, Research and Trainer in the Mental Health field at Temple University

For more on mental health caregivers, check out NAMI’s report, On Pins & Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness.