Press Releases

New NAMI-Ipsos Poll Finds a Majority of Americans Want Congress to Address the Mental Health Crisis
Nov 29 2023
Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a new poll, conducted by Ipsos, that finds a bipartisan majority of Americans (86%) agree their elected officials need to do more to improve mental health care in the U.S., with only 7% that believe Congress is currently doing the right amount on this issue.
Leading Companies Pledge to Be StigmaFree with NAMI
Nov 27 2023
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the members of its inaugural StigmaFree Workplace Advisory Council. The Council comprises corporate leaders representing diverse industries including technology, entertainment, health, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion, finance, and transportation.
NAMI and AFSP Celebrate Launch of Bipartisan Senate Mental Health Caucus
Oct 17 2023
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) applaud today’s creation of the bipartisan Senate Mental Health Caucus in the U.S. Senate. Founded by Senators Alex Padilla (CA), Thom Tillis (NC), Joni Ernst (IA) and Tina Smith (MN), the caucus will work to find bipartisan, common-sense solutions to address our nation’s ongoing mental health crisis.
Mental Illness Awareness Week 2023 Highlights NAMI Support Groups and New Teen & Young Adult HelpLine
Oct 02 2023
In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness.
New NAMI-Ipsos Poll Finds Low Familiarity of 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline but Broad Bipartisan Support for Federal Funding
Jul 13 2023
Days before the one-year anniversary of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline becoming available nationwide, a new poll  from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) finds most Americans (82%) are still not familiar with 988 — a resource to help people in mental health, substance use and suicide crises get connected to crisis support.
NAMI Honors Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Highlights Vital Support and Education Efforts
Jun 30 2023
This July, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honors the legacy of Bebe Moore Campbell, a trailblazer who tore down barriers to mental health care in underserved communities. Her work crossed boundaries of race, ethnicity and identity, helping to destigmatize people who seek mental health care.
NAMI Leads by Example on Workplace Mental Health with Third Annual ‘Rest Up Week’
Jun 29 2023
For the third straight year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is giving its employees a paid “Rest Up Week” from July 3–7, 2023, to support their self-care and promote workplace wellness. Rest Up Week emphasizes the importance of mental health in the workplace, setting a model NAMI hopes other organizations will adopt.
NAMICon 2023 Event Honors Mental Health Leaders
Jun 23 2023
NAMI has honored and presented awards for exemplary national, state and local leadership as part of “NAMICon 2023, Together for Mental Health,” one of the nation’s largest gatherings of leaders and advocates across the mental health community.
New Research from Adobe Foundation and NAMI Shows Powerful Benefits of Creative Activities on Mental Health, Especially for Young People, LGBTQ+ Community
Jun 20 2023
We are living through a crisis that doesn’t get the same attention as pandemics or wars, but it is very real — and getting much worse. It is a mental health crisis, and it disproportionality impacts youths, the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized groups.
NAMI & AFSP Celebrate 17 Congressional Leaders with '988 Crisis Response Champion Award'
Jun 20 2023
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of 988’s nationwide availability, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the #ReimagineCrisis campaign recognized 17 members of Congress for their life-saving work to improve our nation’s response to mental health and suicide crises. The “988 Crisis Respons