Survey Reports | NAMI

NAMI publishes public and community surveys to explore and discover the experiences and perspectives of individuals, family caregivers and members of the public on an array of important topics.

Mental Health and Elections (2022)

A poll conducted by Ipsos on behalf of NAMI found that voters are more likely to support candidates who prioritize mental health policies, like quality mental health care and removing barriers to care.

Public Opinion on 988 and Crisis Response (2022)

A poll conducted by Ipsos on behalf of NAMI found people were largely unaware of 988 ahead if its nationwide availability, but overwhelmingly favor policies to help build a robust mental health crisis response system that supports people who contact the new number.

Public Opinion on 988 and Crisis Response (2021)

A poll conducted by Ipsos on behalf of NAMI found U.S. adults overwhelmingly support investment and policies to overhaul our national response to mental health crises.

Parent Perspectives Survey on Kids’ Mental Health Amid COVID-19 (2021)

A poll conducted by Ipsos on behalf of NAMI finds that an overwhelming number of parents support mental health education in schools and “mental health days” for their children.

College Students Speak (2012)

NAMI conducted a national survey of college students living with mental health conditions to discover whether schools are meeting their needs and what improvements are needed to support their academic experience.

Characterizing the Relationship Between Individuals with Mental Conditions and Community Pharmacists (2012)

Approximately 75 percent of individuals living with mental illness and their caregivers seldom or never receive safety or effectiveness monitoring assistance from community pharmacists according to a survey conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in conjunction with the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Foundation (CPNPF).

First Episode of Psychosis (2011)

The results of NAMI's online survey of individuals who have experienced psychosis firsthand or directly witnessed the experience of a family member or friend.

The Family Experience with Primary Care Physicians and Staff (2011)

Parents and caregivers answered a variety of questions related to their experiences discussing mental health concerns about their child with primary care physicians and staff and identified what helped them the most.

Depression Survey (2009)

This survey provides a baseline of the general public’s perceptions of depression and captures the experiences of people living with depression along with the experiences of their caregivers.

Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Personal Needs (2008)

This report represents NAMI's analysis and recommendations of a survey conducted by Harris Interactive among the general adult public, people living with schizophrenia, and caregivers. NAMI commissioned the survey in order to raise a national dialogue. Twice as many people today live with schizophrenia than with HIV/AIDS, yet many Americans know little about the disease.

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