National Partners

NAMI works with many organizations to build awareness and create new initiatives to provide resources and opportunities that bring together diverse communities and inspire others to join NAMI's cause. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA)

Starting in 2015, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are working together to increase mental health awareness in the African American community. AKA chapters are working with NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates to educate African Americans about mental health, treatment and recovery. Learn more about AKA and NAMI's partnership.

The Broad Institute

The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT (or Broad Institute) is founded on the value of the opportunity and responsibility of this generation to transform medicine and the understanding and treatment of disease, as well as the need for new kinds of research institutions with the capacity to tackle ambitious challenges with collaboration and the inclusion of multiple disciplines and organizations.

FOX Sports

FOX Sports Supports, the charitable branch of FOX Sports, proudly announced two-year partnerships with National Alliance on Mental Illness and Positive Coaching Alliance, in January 2016, extending through the 2017 calendar year. During this time, FOX Sports will focus its charitable resources to NAMI and PCA in campaigns that span all FOX Sports assets and premier events, beginning with the NFL playoffs and including coverage of next season’s Super Bowl LI. 

FOX Sports Supports has contributed millions of dollars to previous partners through the production of public service announcements, broadcast and cable air time, special event activations, verbal and special messages during FOX Sports programming and in-kind support including monetary and gift donations. 

HOSA: Future Health Professionals

NAMI is partnered with HOSA: Future Health Professionals, an international student organization that promotes career opportunities in the health care industry and enhances the delivery of quality health care to all people. 

HOSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE). HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership. The organization has over 202,000 members in 4,500 chapters in 48 states and 6 countries and territories. Eighty percent of HOSA members are high school students. 

Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Beginning in 2017, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and NAMI will be working together to increase mental health awareness in African American communities across the country. Learn more about this partnership.


Lokai, a socially responsible lifestyle brand that represents the importance of finding balance along life's journey, is proud to announce the Limited Edition Orange Lokai for the month of March 2017. The Limited Edition Orange Lokai will officially be sold online at for $18, and NAMI will be the charity recipient of this campaign. $1 from each bracelet sold will be given to NAMI as a donation to fund the NAMI HelpLine.

Since launching in 2013, Lokai has raised over $7 million for non-profit organizations. The partnership with NAMI represents the newest chapter in Lokai's ongoing commitment to giving back. To purchase your Orange Lokai or find a store near you visit


Over the next two years, NAMI and philosophy, a well-being beauty brand that inspires women to look, live and feel their best, aim to change the mental health landscape with unprecedented momentum. To accomplish this, NAMI and philosophy will leverage our collective strengths to:

  • Increase awareness about mental illness and mental health among women, and empower women to make changes for themselves, their families and their communities.
  • Destigmatize mental illness in the workplace, schools, faith communities and all communities.
  • With philosophy as the major catalyst, lead a nationwide movement among corporate America to make mental health a corporate priority.
  • Launch the stigmafree campaign in May 2015 and will continue for two years. 

The Stepping Up Initiative

The Stepping Up Initiative is a national effort to divert people with mental illness from jails and into treatment. The campaign brings together a powerful coalition of national organizations, including NAMI, the Council of State Governments, the National Association of Counties, the American Psychiatric Foundation and numerous law enforcement associations, mental health organizations, and substance abuse organizations. Learn more about The Stepping Up Initiative.

Women's Health

Women's Health, the leading women’s lifestyle and wellness magazine with over 1.5 million readers, has partnered with NAMI in order to encourage the conversation around mental health. Through this partnership NAMI worked with Women's Health on a joint survey which was featured in their May issue addressing stigma on mental illness. NAMI will be continuing to advise their effort beyond the May issue as Women's Health brings awareness to the mental health movement.

NAMI State Organization and Affiliate Partnerships

NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates work with hundreds of organizations, groups and companies across the country to raise awareness and provide support and mental health education in their communities. Along with NAMI's many grassroots volunteers and advocates, their support brings hope to individuals and families living with mental health conditions. Learn more about NAMI State Organization or Affiliate partnerships from your local NAMI.