NAMI Polling and State Legislative Brief Highlight Opportunities to Improve Federal and State Mental Health Crisis Response After Two Years of 988 Lifeline

Jul 15, 2024

NAMI report highlights states’ progress in addressing crisis response, but new NAMI/Ipsos polling finds Americans continue to have low familiarity of 988 while strongly supporting efforts to reimagine nation’s mental health crisis system Arlington, VA — On the eve of the second anniversary of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline’s nationwide availability, the National Alliance […] Read More.

NAMI, Grassroots Advocates Call on FCC to Improve 988 Routing to Support Local Response

Jul 11, 2024

NAMI and NAMI advocates last month called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that calls to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline are routed to local call centers while protecting callers’ personal information. NAMI advocates provided more than half of all comments received during the comment period, urging quick action to connect people […] Read More.

NAMI Statement on Supreme Court Decision Allowing Communities to Criminalize Homelessness

Jun 28, 2024

Arlington, VA – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. on the disappointing U.S. Supreme Court ruling in City of Grants Pass v. Johnson: “More than 250,000 Americans will sleep outside tonight because no safe and accessible shelter options are available. This […] Read More.

NAMI Champions Workplace Mental Health with Fourth Annual ‘Rest Up Week’

Jun 27, 2024

ARLINGTON, Va. – For the fourth consecutive year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is providing its employees a paid “Rest Up Week” from July 1–5, 2024, to prioritize self-care and enhance workplace well-being. This initiative underscores the importance of mental health in the workplace, with NAMI leading by example and encouraging other organizations […] Read More.

NAMI Membership Elects New Board of Directors During NAMICon 2024

Jun 17, 2024

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the election of its new board of directors. Cathryn Nacario, CEO of NAMI San Diego and Imperial Counties, was elected to serve as board president of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. Nacario, BSN-RN, PHN, MHA, previously served as the NAMI board […] Read More.

Leading Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Organizations Celebrate Major Milestone for the 988 Lifeline and Crisis Response

Jun 4, 2024

WASHINGTON– With this week’s enactment of Vermont H. 657, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant), Inseparable and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) celebrate Vermont marking the 10th state in the nation to adopt measures that will sustainably fund the statewide operation of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The 988 Suicide & […] Read More.

NAMI Mourns Passing of Dr. Herbert Pardes

May 28, 2024

Statement from Dan Gillison, NAMI CEO on the passing of one of NAMI’s early champions NAMI mourns the passing of Dr. Herbert Pardes, a key figure in the creation of NAMI. His influence and contributions were instrumental in shaping the landscape of mental health advocacy and support in our country. Dr. Pardes’ connection with NAMI […] Read More.

NAMI Releases Issue Brief Exploring Trends in Access to Mental Health Care State Policy

May 23, 2024

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI released a new publication, Trends in Access to Mental Health Care State Policy. This issue brief provides highlights on state legislation passed in 2023 that will improve access to mental health care. There are many barriers to accessible, comprehensive and affordable mental health care. Studies routinely show […] Read More.

NAMI’s “Take the Moment” Campaign Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1, 2024

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today launched Take the Moment, a campaign that empowers people to collectively embrace the power of now for Mental Health Awareness Month 2024. As stigma around mental health persists and the national mental health crisis evolves, Take the Moment encourages individuals to prioritize and talk […] Read More.

NAMI Statement on New FCC Rulemaking on 988 Georouting

Apr 25, 2024

Arlington, VA – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from Chief Advocacy Officer Hannah Wesolowski: “NAMI applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for formally starting the process to ensure calls to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline are routed to the nearest call center for lifesaving help. We’re grateful […] Read More.

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