Press Releases

NAMI’s #MoreThanEnough Campaign Unites, Empowers Mental Health Community During 2023 Mental Health Awareness Month
May 01 2023
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today launched #MoreThanEnough, an empowering campaign for the 2023 Mental Health Awareness Month.
NAMI and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Collaborate to Promote Mental Health Awareness
Apr 04 2023
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has joined forces with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority , Incorporated (DST), to promote mental health awareness and reduce stigma in the Black/African ancestry community.
NAMI Statement on the Tragic Death of Irvo Otieno
Mar 22 2023
The news and video of Irvo Otieno’s death can be triggering and traumatic. NAMI is here to help. If you need resources or support, contact the NAMI HelpLine, open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT, by calling 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), texting “HELPLINE” to 62640 or chatting at nami.org/help.
“NAMI Say It Out Loud” Virtual Card Game Will Prompt Important Mental Health Conversations Among Young People
Mar 21 2023
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released NAMI Say It Out Loud — a free virtual card game designed by young people, for young people — that is intended to prompt important conversations about life, relationships and mental health.
NAMI Applauds President Biden’s Continued Focus on Mental Health in the State of the Union
Feb 08 2023
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds President Biden for reiterating the importance of bipartisan efforts to address our nation’s ongoing mental health crisis in his State of the Union address last night. NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, agrees with the president that mental health must be a top priority for our nation.
NAMI Statement on Calif. Shootings and Crisis Deaths
Jan 26 2023
NAMI calls for urgent action to improve mental health crisis response and common sense approaches to address gun violence.
Voters More Likely to Support Candidates Making Mental Health a Priority, NAMI/Ipsos Poll Shows
Oct 13 2022
With just a few weeks until Election Day, the latest [[poll]] from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) finds that voters are more likely to support candidates who put forward policies that help people with mental health conditions. The poll highlights strong support from voters for issues like improving mental health care and removing barriers to access, as well as a possible upside for candidates who make mental health a priority.
NAMI Honors Christine Yu Moutier, M.D., with Annual Scientific Research Award
Oct 12 2022
Daniel H. Gillison Jr., CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is presenting the NAMI 2022 Scientific Research Award to Christine Yu Moutier, M.D., the Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for the past nine years, during a ceremony today at the National Press Club.
Darcy Gruttadaro, J.D., Rejoins NAMI As Its Chief Innovation Officer
Oct 03 2022
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, announced today that Darcy Gruttadaro, J.D., has joined the executive leadership team as Chief Innovation Officer. Gruttadaro served as a leader at NAMI for 17 years before joining the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) as Director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health.
NAMI Shares “What I Wish I Had Known” Personal Stories for Mental Illness Awareness Week
Oct 03 2022

This year during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), from Oct. 2–8, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is sharing real-life stories from people with mental illness focused on “What I Wish I Had Known.”

Storytelling is a compelling way to break through the stigma that makes it so difficult for many to come forward and get help. Experiences sends the message that there is a community of people who care and understand what you’re going through.