Press Releases

NAMI’s First-Ever Book, "You Are Not Alone" by Ken Duckworth, M.D., Debuts
Sep 20 2022
The first-ever book from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) written by NAMI Chief Medical Officer Ken Duckworth, M.D., was published today by Zando. The book is titled “You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health ― With Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real People and Families.”
NAMI/Ipsos Poll: Teens Struggling with Their Mental Health, but Parents and Schools Can Help
Aug 30 2022
A new National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Teen Poll, conducted by Ipsos, found that teens who are struggling with their mental health are looking to their schools and parents for information and support.
NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. Named to NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50
Aug 12 2022
Daniel H. Gillison Jr., CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), has been named to the 25th annual edition of The NonProfit Times’ (NPT) Power & Influence Top 50 list and will be honored next month at a gala at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
NAMI HelpLine Launches a New, Nationwide Texting Support Option
Aug 01 2022
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today launched a nationwide SMS/text message support option for the NAMI HelpLine, adding a communications medium that is overwhelmingly preferred by young people — a population experiencing an unprecedented mental health crisis.
NAMI Launches First Podcast, “Hope Starts With Us,” Hosted by NAMI’s CEO
Jul 27 2022
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched its national office’s first-ever podcast, titled “Hope Starts With Us,” hosted by NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr.
NAMI Celebrates Nationwide Availability of Lifesaving 988 Lifeline and Pushes for Continued Policymaker Action
Jul 18 2022
After years of advocacy and preparation, 988 is now available nationwide as the new number to contact for mental health, substance use and suicide crises, a simple, easy-to-remember way for people to get help.
NAMI Raises Awareness for Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Jul 01 2022

This July, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honors Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month — designated in 2008 by the U.S. House of Representatives — by advocating for underserved groups to have early access to quality mental health care.

NAMI Statement on Mental Health Investments in Bipartisan Senate Legislation
Jun 22 2022

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released the following statement after the Senate released the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which includes significant investments in mental health, particularly for our nation’s youth.

NAMI Membership Elects New Board of Directors During NAMICon 2022
Jun 21 2022
NAMI today announced the election of its new Board of Directors. Joyce Campbell, J.D., was elected to serve as Board President of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.
NAMICon 2022 Virtual Event Honors Mental Health Leaders
Jun 17 2022

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has honored and presented awards for exemplary national, state and local leadership as part of “NAMICon 2022, Together for Mental Health,” one of the nation’s largest gatherings of leaders and advocates across the mental health community.