Press Releases

NAMI Statement on House Passage of COVID-19 Relief Bill
Mar 01 2021
We continue to face an uphill battle with an underfunded, fractured mental health system. That’s why we are grateful Congress is recognizing the need for mental health services and their vital importance to our nation’s recovery.
NAMI HelpLine Extends Service Hours to Increase Access to Mental Health Resources
Feb 16 2021
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is extending the hours of the NAMI HelpLine to Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., ET. Now more than ever, we need to come together to raise awareness and let people know they are not alone.
NAMI Statement on Law Enforcement Pepper-Spraying a 9-yr-old Girl During a Crisis Call
Feb 01 2021
NAMI believes that responses to situations like this family’s crisis should be met by well-trained mobile crisis teams that provide the de-escalation, help and support people need.
NAMI Applauds President Biden’s Efforts to Strengthen Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care
Jan 28 2021
NAMI applauds President Biden’s Executive Order today that will reverse harmful policies that have undermined efforts to promote health care access for millions of people living with mental illness. Specifically, today’s Executive Order will open a Special Enrollment Period for Americans to sign up for health coverage and roll back attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid.
On Inauguration Day, NAMI Calls for Addressing Mental Health: the Silent Epidemic within the Pandemic
Jan 20 2021
As the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today. NAMI looks forward to working with the new administration to build better lives for the millions of people in our country who are affected by mental illness.
NAMI Statement on the Killing of Patrick Warren Sr.
Jan 15 2021
The lack of access to mental health care is clearly contributing to people experiencing crises — many of which are inherently avoidable if people get the right care at the right time.
NAMI’s Statement on Violent Attack on the Nation’s Capitol
Jan 06 2021
NAMI released the following statement today from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr., regarding the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol building. 
NAMI Announces Sherman Gillums, Jr. as Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
Nov 09 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is excited to welcome Sherman Gillums, Jr. to the organization in the newly created position of Chief Strategy and Operations Officer.
NAMI Frontline Wellness Launches on World Mental Health Day
Oct 10 2020
In an effort to support frontline professionals with their immediate and future mental health needs—today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched NAMI Frontline Wellness: a COVID-19 mental health initiative in partnership with #FirstRespondersFirst.
Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience
Oct 05 2020
In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness and educating about mental illness warning signs and symptoms.