Press Releases

This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities
Jul 01 2020
To help raise awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities, NAMI is releasing the latest installments of the “Strength Over Silence” video series, highlighting three personal stories featuring courage, culture and community.
NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents And Mental Health Resources For African Americans
May 29 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health.
NAMI Announces 2020 Exemplary Psychiatrist Awardees
May 11 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, today released the names of 14 awardees for their annual Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards.
This Mental Health Month NAMI Spreads Message: You Are Not Alone
May 01 2020
This May for Mental Health Month, NAMI is raising awareness and highlighting that no one experiencing a mental health condition should feel alone through our You Are Not Alone campaign. 
NAMI Releases Spanish-language COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Guide
Apr 23 2020
Today NAMI released the Spanish-language edition of the NAMI COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide, NAMI COVID-19 Información y Recursos. This guide addresses frequently asked questions and lists resources available in Spanish. 
 
COVID-19 and Mental Illness, NAMI Releases Important Information
Mar 13 2020
Today NAMI released a guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones. 
NAMI Board of Directors Names Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. As New Chief Executive
Dec 18 2019
NAMI announced today the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020. 
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Auction Proceeds to Benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Nov 04 2019
Rachel Bloom, creator and star of the hit television show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” is auctioning her hand-selected inventory from the show to raise money for NAMI.
NAMI Raises Awareness by Dispelling Harmful Myths About Mental Illness
Oct 07 2019
In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week on October 6-12, 2019, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and its affiliates across the country are raising awareness and dispelling some of the common myths about mental illness. 
NAMI Releases First Free Online Class for Parents of Children with Mental Illness
Oct 01 2019
NAMI Basics OnDemand is now available. The new class is an online version of the in-person NAMI Basics: a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms.