Press Releases

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.
NAMI Releases NFL Star Chris Hubbard “Strength Over Silence” Video
Jul 15 2019
NAMI today released the latest installment in the “Strength Over Silence” docuseries highlighting the personal story of Chris Hubbard, offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns. Hubbard’s video was created to raise awareness about mental health conditions, help eliminate stigma and encourage people to seek help. 
New Study: NAMI Homefront Program Produces Major Benefits
Jul 10 2019
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Homefront program produces significant benefits for both in-person and online participants, according to a study published in Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association. 
NAMI Elects New Board of Directors at Annual Convention in Seattle
Jun 27 2019
NAMI is pleased to announce its new incoming board of directors. Board members are elected for three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.
This Mental Health Month NAMI Answers the Question “WhyCare?” About Mental Health
Apr 30 2019
During the month of May, NAMI will launch the WhyCare? awareness campaign for Mental Health Month. The campaign emphasizes how the “power of caring” can make a life-changing impact on the more than 40 million people in the U.S. who face the day-to-day reality of having a mental health condition.
NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership
Apr 24 2019
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, effective today, as she departs to pursue more time with her family.
NAMI Applauds the Introduction of the Commander John Scott Hannon VA Mental Health Improvement Act of 2019
Mar 13 2019
Landmark legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate today to help reduce veteran suicides and improve mental health outcomes. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will increase access to mental health care, expand diagnostic research and authorize new programs to combat veteran suicides.