Press Releases

For Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI is Highlighting that You Are Not Alone
Apr 29 2021
This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is highlighting that no one experiencing a mental health condition should feel alone. We need to get ahead of the looming widespread mental health concerns coming to the forefront due to all the pressures and tragedy of the pandemic.
NAMI’s Statement on the Outcome of the Derek Chauvin Trial
Apr 20 2021

Today’s verdict is historic. Unlike in so many other cases of racial violence, justice has been served. This is a victory, but the fight for racial justice and against systemic racial violence is not over.

NAMI Statement on the Confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Mar 18 2021
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released a statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. commending the U.S. Senate Confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
NAMI Statement on Violence Against Asian American Community
Mar 18 2021
NAMI released the following statement from NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr., regarding the recent violence against members of the Asian American community.
Latest COVID-19 Relief Package Makes an Investment in Needed Mental Health Services
Mar 10 2021
NAMI is grateful for the leadership of the President and leaders in Congress for making critical investments to improve the lives of people living with mental illness.
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.