From The CEO

Let’s Cure the Social Virus Known as Stigma

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | May. 02, 2018

This Mental Health Month, NAMI is taking powerful aim at the biases and judgments about mental illness through our #CureStigma campaign. #CureStigma is based on the belief that mindful action and open conversation can stop this social virus in its tracks.

Improving Mental Health Should Be a National Priority

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Feb. 23, 2018

Improving mental health services should be a national priority not because of violence, but because it's needed to help students who are struggling. Learn how to implement strategies to get young people help before crises occur. 

A Holiday Thank You to Our Caregivers

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Nov. 29, 2017

The holidays are here, and while it is a fun and festive time of year, an additional layer of stress can get added to everyday life. For those who give the daily gift of loving and caring for others, try to give some of that love and care to yourself this holiday season.

Planting Seeds for a Better Future

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Nov. 22, 2017

"I recently came across a quote from a Robert Louis Stevenson play: 'Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.' Well, NAMI family, as we head into this season of harvest and celebration, I look back at the past year with such gratitude for all you have done to plants seeds for a brighter future."

You Can Be Scary This Halloween Without Perpetuating Stigma

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Oct. 30, 2017

This is the time of year when we see costumes and displays that portray mental illness as dangerous and frightening. When you are out on Halloween and encounter costumes or attractions that send a negative message about mental health, make it a teachable moment for children and adults.

Spreading Princess Diana’s Message of Kindness

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Aug. 31, 2017

Princess Diana once said, “Two things stand like a stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, and courage in your own.” Let’s all reflect on this message today, the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s passing, as we thank her for all she’s done and all she continues to inspire others to do.

Mental Health Stigma: The Week Washington Erupted

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Aug. 03, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci needs to address his harmful and stigmatizing comments made in Washington D.C. last week. Use of a medical diagnosis for political mud-slinging worsens the prejudice and stigma that surrounds mental illness. 

Health Care Debate: Outrageous! Take Action Now!

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Jun. 09, 2017

We’d like to think that Americans want to move forward, not back. Unfortunately, Congress is moving backwards in the current debate over health care. Now is the time to contact your Senators and tell them to say no to reckless bills that threaten people’s lives.

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