NAMI Creativity Survey for Youth–Engaged Individuals

Jul 31, 2023

NAMI is working with an industry partner to better understand how adults who engage directly with youth perceive the role of creative activities in the lives of youth. We are looking for youth-engaged adults to participate in an anonymous survey to inform our partner’s future work. Read More.

NAMI Applauds Progress on Parity with New Rules to Improve Access to Mental Health Care

Jul 25, 2023

NAMI is grateful for the Biden Administration’s continued focus on improving the lives of people with mental health conditions and helping millions of families. Today’s proposal will help address the nation’s mental health crisis by ensuring that mental health is treated no differently than physical health. Read More.

New Report Shows Remarkable Lack of Access to Mental Health Care

Jul 18, 2023

A new report released today from The Bowman Family Foundation confirms the experience that so many NAMI members face – that mental health care is far too hard to find, and for those who do find it, they end up going out of network for much of their treatment. Read More.

New NAMI–Ipsos Poll Finds Low Familiarity of 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline but Broad Bipartisan Support for Federal Funding

Jul 13, 2023

Days before the one-year anniversary of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline becoming available nationwide, a new poll from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) finds most Americans (82%) are still not familiar with 988 — a resource to help people in mental health, substance use and suicide crises get connected to crisis support. Read More.

SAMHSA Webinar Series: Leveraging Different Sectors to Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Jul 11, 2023

This four-part series will focus on the role of multiple sectors in addressing comprehensive youth mental health and well-being including for children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Read More.

NAMI Honors Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Highlights Vital Support and Education Efforts

Jun 30, 2023

This July, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honors the legacy of Bebe Moore Campbell, a trailblazer who tore down barriers to mental health care in underserved communities. Her work crossed boundaries of race, ethnicity and identity, helping to destigmatize people who seek mental health care. Read More.

NAMI Ask the Expert: More Than a Number: The Impact of 988 on Reimagining Mental Health Crisis Care

Jun 30, 2023

In just one year, 988 has revolutionized support for individuals facing mental health or suicidal crises. Join us this webinar as we bring together leading experts in mental health crisis care, who will share firsthand insights into the transformative power of 988 in reforming mental health crisis response nationwide. Read More.

NAMI Leads by Example on Workplace Mental Health with Third Annual ‘Rest Up Week’

Jun 29, 2023

For the third straight year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is giving its employees a paid “Rest Up Week” from July 3–7, 2023, to support their self-care and promote workplace wellness. Rest Up Week emphasizes the importance of mental health in the workplace, setting a model NAMI hopes other organizations will adopt. Read More.

New Research from Adobe Foundation and NAMI Shows Powerful Benefits of Creative Activities on Mental Health, Especially for Young People, LGBTQ+

Jun 20, 2023

We are living through a crisis that doesn’t get the same attention as pandemics or wars, but it is very real — and getting much worse. It is a mental health crisis, and it disproportionality impacts youths, the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized groups. Read More.

NAMI & AFSP Celebrate 17 Congressional Leaders with ‘988 Crisis Response Champion Award’

Jun 20, 2023

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of 988’s nationwide availability, NAMI and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the #ReimagineCrisis campaign recognized 17 members of Congress for their life-saving work to improve our nation’s response to mental health and suicide crises. Read More.

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