May 02, 2016

By Luna Greenstein

giftphoto-(1).jpgMother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. If you’re still trying to find a meaningful gift, NAMI has a few ideas about how to impress mom while also giving back to the mental health community.

Help her glow

Candle Warmers Etc. sells patented candle warmers, candles and related accessories. They have been a partner of NAMI since 2010, and founder and CEO Bart Kennington has been involved with NAMI even longer. Bart became involved with NAMI because he lost several people close to him to suicide. He decided that NAMI would be Candle Warmers Etc.’s main cause. He also became a member of the Board of Directors of NAMI Utah four years ago and NAMI Utah’s president last year.

Candle Warmers Etc. encourages employees to participate in the NAMI Walks in their area in support of the mental health movement. “Many of us at Candle Warmers Etc. have been affected by mental health. We have seen our friends and family members struggle with the realities of mental illness,” said Chris Barnes, Chief Marketing Officer. They support NAMI during Mental Health Month by giving 20% of all retail sales during May.

Share your philosophy

Philosophy, a well-being beauty brand, is the perfect gift to pamper mom. They have been NAMI’s national partner for the past year with their hope & grace initiative as the lead support of NAMI’s stigmafree campaign. Not only in Mental Health Month, but all year, 1% of all philosophy USA net products sales go toward community-based mental health efforts, including NAMI.

Bravery loves company

What mom wouldn’t like a nice piece of jewelry? Bravelets promotes a multitude of charities by featuring jewelry collections for various causes, including mental health awareness. Bravelets offers an entire line for NAMI. For each item purchased, they donate $10 to NAMI.

All the things

Planning on ordering a gift on Amazon? Please visit and use the links from that page. NAMI will receive up to 8% of your purchase with no extra cost to you.

Like so many moms who work hard for their kids, NAMI works hard for the millions of individuals and families affected by mental health conditions. This Mother’s Day, let your mom know you care about her and about mental health.

Submit To The NAMI Blog

We’re always accepting submissions to the NAMI Blog! We feature the latest research, stories of recovery, ways to end stigma and strategies for living well with mental illness. Most importantly: We feature your voices.


NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).