2021 | NAMI

NAMI Poll: Parents Want Mental Health Education in Schools, Mental Health Days Off for Students

December 15, 2021

NAMI’s poll finds that parents are deeply concerned about their children’s mental health and, importantly, understand the value of mental health awareness and treatment. We encourage parents to seek help for their children if they see signs that concern them.


NAMI Statement on the Decision of FCC to Require Text-to-988

November 18, 2021

With today’s decision to require providers to support text messaging to 988, the FCC has created a new vehicle for people to access help. The ability to text 988 will support at-risk communities, including youth and young adults, marginalized and underserved populations, and individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.


As Launch of 988 Mental Health Crisis Number Looms, NAMI Poll Finds Broad Support for the System and Fees to Fund It, Opposition to Police Response to Mental Health Crises

November 15, 2021

“By responding to a mental health crisis with mental health professionals, lives will be saved and people in crisis can get the right care when they need it most,” said Daniel H. Gillison Jr, NAMI CEO.


Young Adults with Mood Disorders Often Not Receiving Mental Health Care, Survey Finds

October 7, 2021

We commissioned this important survey during the pandemic to get a clearer understanding of how different communities are faring. Younger adults (18–34) experience greater concerns about the judgment and stigma they may experience from seeking out treatment. When they do seek out treatment, they have greater difficulty in accessing affordable, professional care.


Communities of Color Face Greater Challenges Finding Effective Therapy, National Survey Finds

October 5, 2021

The survey sought to better understand the impact of mood disorders, which include common mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and other kinds of depression. While racial disparities exist across all communities, our survey found that Hispanic and Asian American individuals are facing more significant struggles, including a lack of cultural competency among health care professionals.


This Mental Illness Awareness Week, NAMI Advocates for Increasing Mental Health Care Access

October 4, 2021

This MIAW, NAMI is highlighting our “Together for Mental Health” campaign, which focuses on the importance of improving the mental health care system. Each day throughout the week (Oct. 3 – 9), we will spread awareness about some of the most common barriers to mental health care people with mental illness face. We will accomplish this by raising the voices of those with lived experience and sharing their compelling stories.


NAMI Is Here To Help for Feelings of Trauma, As Anniversary of 9/11 Approaches

September 8, 2021

Reminders of 9/11 are all around us — in the news, in documentaries, on social media and in the broader public discussion. For many people, those reminders vividly bring back the trauma they first felt two decades ago. We respond to grief and tragedy in our own ways and our own time. You should know that you are not alone — and that help is available.


Survey Finds Treatment Cost and Stigma Are Major Barriers to Accessing Care for Mood Disorders

August 24, 2021

The cost of treatment and access to quality, affordable care, along with stigma, are major barriers to Americans seeking help for mood disorders, according to a national survey out today. The 2021 Mood Disorder Survey was conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).


NAMI and The Steve Fund Announce New Partnership Focused on Improving Mental Health in Black Families

July 29, 2021

NAMI and The Steve Fund have established a new partnership to promote programs and services to support the mental health of Black families and other families of color, uniting two organizations with a mutual goal to build knowledge about mental health and access to needed resources.


NAMI Elects New Board of Directors in Conjunction with NAMICon 2021 Virtual Event

July 29, 2021

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the election of its new board of directors. Shirley J. Holloway, Ph.D., was elected to serve a second term as board president of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.

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