NAMI Advocate

The NAMI Advocate is published at least two times a year as a member benefit.

In every issue, we cover a variety of topics relating to mental health, from research to pop culture to personal stories. If you'd like to start receiving Advocate, become a NAMI member today.

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The digital version of the Fall 2021 Advocate is now available, viewable through mobile devices or web browsers.

In the Latest Issue

Focused around “The Evolution of Mental Health Care,” this issue features NAMI leaders, advocates and staff exploring the progress we have made and the areas where the mental health community must continue to advocate for accessible, affordable and quality mental health care:

  • National Survey on Mood Disorders Highlights Progress and Remaining Challenges
  • How Advocates Can Push for a Crisis Standard of Care
  • Best Practices for Culturally Competent Treatment
  • What It’s Really Like in a Psych Ward
  • NAMI St. Tammany: Building a Recovery Oriented System of Care

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Download a quick reference guide to help navigate the new digital platform.

As a NAMI member, you can go to to create your free online account to be added to NAMI’s digital Advocate email distribution list. This will also give you access to our expanded digital archive library that includes Advocate issues as far back as 2014.

You will continue to receive both your print issue in the mail in addition to the digital version.