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New NAMI-Ipsos Poll Finds Low Familiarity of 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline but Broad Bipartisan Support for Federal Funding

July 13, 2023

Days before the one-year anniversary of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline becoming available nationwide, a new poll  from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) finds most Americans (82%) are still not familiar with 988 — a resource to help people in mental health, substance use and suicide crises get connected to crisis support.


NAMI Honors Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Highlights Vital Support and Education Efforts

June 30, 2023

This July, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honors the legacy of Bebe Moore Campbell, a trailblazer who tore down barriers to mental health care in underserved communities. Her work crossed boundaries of race, ethnicity and identity, helping to destigmatize people who seek mental health care.


NAMI Leads by Example on Workplace Mental Health with Third Annual ‘Rest Up Week’

June 29, 2023

For the third straight year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is giving its employees a paid “Rest Up Week” from July 3–7, 2023, to support their self-care and promote workplace wellness. Rest Up Week emphasizes the importance of mental health in the workplace, setting a model NAMI hopes other organizations will adopt.


NAMICon 2023 Event Honors Mental Health Leaders

June 23, 2023

NAMI has honored and presented awards for exemplary national, state and local leadership as part of “NAMICon 2023, Together for Mental Health,” one of the nation’s largest gatherings of leaders and advocates across the mental health community.


New Research from Adobe Foundation and NAMI Shows Powerful Benefits of Creative Activities on Mental Health, Especially for Young People, LGBTQ+ Community

June 20, 2023

We are living through a crisis that doesn’t get the same attention as pandemics or wars, but it is very real — and getting much worse. It is a mental health crisis, and it disproportionality impacts youths, the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized groups.


NAMI & AFSP Celebrate 17 Congressional Leaders with ‘988 Crisis Response Champion Award’

June 20, 2023

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of 988’s nationwide availability, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the #ReimagineCrisis campaign recognized 17 members of Congress for their life-saving work to improve our nation’s response to mental health and suicide crises. The “988 Crisis Respons


This Pride Month, NAMI’s ‘Mental Health Without Conditions’ Campaign Gives Voice to the LGBTQ+ Community and Addresses Inequity, Disparities

June 1, 2023

Today NAMI launched “Mental Health Without Conditions,” a compassionate Pride Month campaign for LGBTQ+ dignity and equality.


NAMI’s #MoreThanEnough Campaign Unites, Empowers Mental Health Community During 2023 Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1, 2023

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today launched #MoreThanEnough, an empowering campaign for the 2023 Mental Health Awareness Month.


NAMI and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Collaborate to Promote Mental Health Awareness

April 4, 2023

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has joined forces with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority , Incorporated (DST), to promote mental health awareness and reduce stigma in the Black/African ancestry community.


NAMI Statement on the Tragic Death of Irvo Otieno

March 22, 2023

The news and video of Irvo Otieno’s death can be triggering and traumatic. NAMI is here to help. If you need resources or support, contact the NAMI HelpLine, open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT, by calling 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), texting “HELPLINE” to 62640 or chatting at

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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).