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NAMI Statement on Supreme Court Decision Allowing Communities to Criminalize Homelessness

June 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 […]


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

June 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 […]


NAMI Membership Elects New Board of Directors During NAMICon 2024

June 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 […]


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

June 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 & […]


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 […]


NAMI Statement on FCC Action to Improve 988 Call Routing

March 21, 2024

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from Chief Advocacy Officer Hannah Wesolowski.


NAMI Leads 40+ National Organizations to Urge Immediate Improvements to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

March 21, 2024

NAMI applauds the FCC for taking steps to ensure 988 help seekers get connected to their local call centers Arlington, VA — Yesterday, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) led a group of over 40 national organizations in urging leadership at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]


NAMI Announces Award–Winning Communicator Ann Andrews Morris as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

March 8, 2024

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) welcomes Ann Andrews Morris as the new Chief Communications and Marketing Officer.


NAMI Releases Poll Showing Post–Pandemic Workforce Demands More Mental Health Support

February 13, 2024

A new poll from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) shows an overwhelming number of American workers employed at large organizations believe it’s appropriate to talk about mental health at work and broadly support mental health training in the workplace.


NAMI Announces the New Class of 2024 NAMI Next Gen Young Adult Advisors

January 25, 2024

NAMI is proud to introduce the 2024 NAMI Next Gen class of 10 young adult leaders from diverse backgrounds who will inform and support NAMI efforts by representing the voices of lived experience.

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