Press Releases

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.

NAMI Announces Pivotal Investment in Mental Health Support and Advocacy from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
Sep 29 2022
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the largest grassroots mental health organization in the nation, today announced a $30 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This is the largest contribution to NAMI in the organization’s history
NAMI’s First-Ever Book, "You Are Not Alone" by Ken Duckworth, M.D., Debuts
Sep 20 2022
The first-ever book from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) written by NAMI Chief Medical Officer Ken Duckworth, M.D., was published today by Zando. The book is titled “You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health ― With Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real People and Families.”
NAMI/Ipsos Poll: Teens Struggling with Their Mental Health, but Parents and Schools Can Help
Aug 30 2022
A new National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Teen Poll, conducted by Ipsos, found that teens who are struggling with their mental health are looking to their schools and parents for information and support.
NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. Named to NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50
Aug 12 2022
Daniel H. Gillison Jr., CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), has been named to the 25th annual edition of The NonProfit Times’ (NPT) Power & Influence Top 50 list and will be honored next month at a gala at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
NAMI HelpLine Launches a New, Nationwide Texting Support Option
Aug 01 2022
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today launched a nationwide SMS/text message support option for the NAMI HelpLine, adding a communications medium that is overwhelmingly preferred by young people — a population experiencing an unprecedented mental health crisis.
NAMI Launches First Podcast, “Hope Starts With Us,” Hosted by NAMI’s CEO
Jul 27 2022
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched its national office’s first-ever podcast, titled “Hope Starts With Us,” hosted by NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr.
NAMI Celebrates Nationwide Availability of Lifesaving 988 Lifeline and Pushes for Continued Policymaker Action
Jul 18 2022
After years of advocacy and preparation, 988 is now available nationwide as the new number to contact for mental health, substance use and suicide crises, a simple, easy-to-remember way for people to get help.
NAMI Raises Awareness for Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Jul 01 2022

This July, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honors Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month — designated in 2008 by the U.S. House of Representatives — by advocating for underserved groups to have early access to quality mental health care.