NAMI This is the official page for NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, we offer help and hope and work to build better lives by providing support, education and advocacy through NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and local NAMI Affiliates. Twitter: @NAMICommunicate
Instagram: @NAMICommunicate

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, we offer help and hope and work to build better lives by providing support, education and advocacy through NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and local NAMI Affiliates. Twitter: @NAMICommunicate
Instagram: @NAMICommunicate

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Read our CEO's, Dan Gillison, latest blog post and learn why the theme for #WorldMentalHealthDay is so important.https:/...
10/10/2021
World Mental Health Day: Increasing Access, Research & Hope

Read our CEO's, Dan Gillison, latest blog post and learn why the theme for #WorldMentalHealthDay is so important.

https://bit.ly/3oLjImk

Did you know that the average delay between symptom onset of a mental illness and treatment is 11 years? This World Mental Health Day, we have a responsibility to ensure that treatment is accessible to everyone.

We all have mental health challenges and we can use our shared experiences to learn from one another and promote compass...
10/10/2021

We all have mental health challenges and we can use our shared experiences to learn from one another and promote compassion. #WorldMentalHealthDay #Together4MH

We all have mental health challenges and we can use our shared experiences to learn from one another and promote compassion. #WorldMentalHealthDay #Together4MH

Here at NAMI, we envision a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives SUPPORTED b...
10/09/2021

Here at NAMI, we envision a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives SUPPORTED by a community that cares. No one should feel shame or stigma for experiencing a mental health condition. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

Here at NAMI, we envision a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives SUPPORTED by a community that cares. No one should feel shame or stigma for experiencing a mental health condition. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

Today thousands of NAMIWalks Your Way participants will come together from coast to coast to promote mental health aware...
10/09/2021

Today thousands of NAMIWalks Your Way participants will come together from coast to coast to promote mental health awareness, raise funds for our free programs and let others know they are not alone. Join us! namiwalks.org/FallDayofHope

It's important to have transparent communication with your doctor regarding your mental health diagnosis. #MIAW #MentalI...
10/08/2021

It's important to have transparent communication with your doctor regarding your mental health diagnosis. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

It's important to have transparent communication with your doctor regarding your mental health diagnosis. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

Watch our latest YouTube video, "NAMI Man: My Mental Health Superpower." This video tells the story of Nick Emeigh aka "...
10/08/2021
NAMI Man: My Mental Health Superpower

Watch our latest YouTube video, "NAMI Man: My Mental Health Superpower." This video tells the story of Nick Emeigh aka "NAMI Man" and how he battled through despair and mental health struggles to finding his superpower.

https://bit.ly/3BpHlnZ

A superhero origin story with a mental health KAPOW! From the depths of despair to recovery, how NAMI Man, a.k.a. Nick Emeigh,  found his superpower and laun...

"I'm realizing more than ever that cultivating a community I can depend on is just as important for my mental and physic...
10/08/2021
I've Been Asking For Help More, and It Really Has Eased My Anxiety

"I'm realizing more than ever that cultivating a community I can depend on is just as important for my mental and physical health as regular exercise and a plant-rich diet — and letting people help me is part of that process."

https://bit.ly/3unmeQo

"Would it be possible for you to go with me when I get it? Or meet me there, rather? It will be at 5:30, but I'm going to the pharmacy right after I get

NAMI volunteer & gym owner O.J. Macklin shares his belief in the mental health benefits of physical fitness for all & th...
10/07/2021
OJ Macklin: Raising Awareness For Mental Health

NAMI volunteer & gym owner O.J. Macklin shares his belief in the mental health benefits of physical fitness for all & the importance of speaking about mental health in the Black community. Join a NAMIWalks Your Way event this Sat. Oct. 9th! Register now: namiwalks.org/FallDayofHope

https://bit.ly/3FtmBhc

OJ Macklin shares his passion and belief in the mental health benefits of physical fitness and the importance of speaking about mental health in the Black co...

Today is #NationalDepressionScreeningDay - remember, taking care of your mental health should always be a priority. To l...
10/07/2021

Today is #NationalDepressionScreeningDay - remember, taking care of your mental health should always be a priority. To learn more about depression, visit nami.org/depression

Today is #NationalDepressionScreeningDay - remember, taking care of your mental health should always be a priority. To learn more about depression, visit nami.org/depression

We are live now with The Steve Fund, for our live webinar "Lift Every Voice: A Call to Action to Promote the Mental Heal...
10/07/2021

We are live now with The Steve Fund, for our live webinar "Lift Every Voice: A Call to Action to Promote the Mental Health of the Black Family." Join us: https://bit.ly/3ahiNBy

We are live now with The Steve Fund, for our live webinar "Lift Every Voice: A Call to Action to Promote the Mental Health of the Black Family." Join us: https://bit.ly/3ahiNBy

Cultural competency matters! It is essential that people of all identities and cultural backgrounds can access mental he...
10/07/2021

Cultural competency matters! It is essential that people of all identities and cultural backgrounds can access mental health care that is tailored to their needs and experiences. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

Cultural competency matters! It is essential that people of all identities and cultural backgrounds can access mental health care that is tailored to their needs and experiences. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

“Many people develop mood disorders as young adults. They are often profoundly sensitive to the shame of mental illness,...
10/07/2021

“Many people develop mood disorders as young adults. They are often profoundly sensitive to the shame of mental illness, have unrealistic ideas about treatment options and are blindsided by the cost of care.” - NAMI's Dr. Ken Duckworth
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Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Al6nmT

“Many people develop mood disorders as young adults. They are often profoundly sensitive to the shame of mental illness, have unrealistic ideas about treatment options and are blindsided by the cost of care.” - NAMI's Dr. Ken Duckworth
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Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Al6nmT

10/06/2021
NAMI Hearts+Minds

This week, NAMI is launching NAMI Hearts+Minds, a program that educates and empowers individuals to better manage their health — mentally and physically. Learn more at: nami.org/heartsandminds

"I hope to educate law enforcement and the public on a better approach to mental health crisis response. The bottom line...
10/06/2021
What My Experience with Law Enforcement Taught Me About Crisis Response

"I hope to educate law enforcement and the public on a better approach to mental health crisis response. The bottom line? People in crisis do not belong in jail."

https://bit.ly/3FnfmHO

As I look back on my situation and other stories of incarceration, I hope to educate law enforcement and the public on a better approach to mental health crisis response. The bottom line? People in crisis do not belong in jail.

Watch our latest YouTube video "The Expert is In: Caregiving | Part One." In this video you will hear from two caregiver...
10/06/2021
The Expert is In: Caregiving | Part One

Watch our latest YouTube video "The Expert is In: Caregiving | Part One." In this video you will hear from two caregivers sharing their journeys, the challenges they have faced, and learning to how to say “no” to protect their mental health.

https://bit.ly/2YyKlzX

Expertise on mental health conditions can come from all angles and experiences. You don’t need to have a PHD for your experiences to give you expertise aroun...

Our community needs help, not handcuffs. We need to reimagine our crisis response system for people experiencing a menta...
10/06/2021

Our community needs help, not handcuffs. We need to reimagine our crisis response system for people experiencing a mental health crisis. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

Our community needs help, not handcuffs. We need to reimagine our crisis response system for people experiencing a mental health crisis. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

Don’t miss Lift Every Voice: A Call to Action to Promote the Mental Health of the Black Family. On Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1...
10/06/2021

Don’t miss Lift Every Voice: A Call to Action to Promote the Mental Health of the Black Family. On Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1pm ET, experts from NAMI & The Steve Fund will share insights on mental health & mental illnesses in communities of color. Register now: https://bit.ly/3D4mBCx

Don’t miss Lift Every Voice: A Call to Action to Promote the Mental Health of the Black Family. On Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1pm ET, experts from NAMI & The Steve Fund will share insights on mental health & mental illnesses in communities of color. Register now: https://bit.ly/3D4mBCx

TW: Su***de NAMI ambassador Mayim Bialik speaks with Christine Moutier MD, CMO for American Foundation for Su***de Preve...
10/05/2021
Dr. Christine Moutier: We All Have A Role to Play

TW: Su***de

NAMI ambassador Mayim Bialik speaks with Christine Moutier MD, CMO for American Foundation for Su***de Prevention, about su***de prevention and myths surrounding the act on her podcast #BialikBreakdown.

https://bit.ly/3a61hjp

Dr. Christine Moutier (Chief Medical Officer, American Foundation for Su***de Prevention) debunks myths about su***de and discusses the big risk factors asso...

Sufficient mental health care includes having enough qualified mental health professionals to provide care to ALL who ne...
10/05/2021

Sufficient mental health care includes having enough qualified mental health professionals to provide care to ALL who need it. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

Sufficient mental health care includes having enough qualified mental health professionals to provide care to ALL who need it. #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Together4MH

Mental Illness Awareness Week is off to a great start and will lead up to NAMIWalks Your Way this Saturday! Join us virt...
10/05/2021

Mental Illness Awareness Week is off to a great start and will lead up to NAMIWalks Your Way this Saturday! Join us virtually (or in-person at certain locations) with thousands of mental health supporters across the country. namiwalks.org/FallDayofHope

Mental Illness Awareness Week is off to a great start and will lead up to NAMIWalks Your Way this Saturday! Join us virtually (or in-person at certain locations) with thousands of mental health supporters across the country. namiwalks.org/FallDayofHope

In this student opinion piece the question is asked, "How do you feel social media affects your mental health?" We would...
10/05/2021
How Does Social Media Affect Your Mental Health?

In this student opinion piece the question is asked, "How do you feel social media affects your mental health?" We would love to hear your thoughts! #MIAW

https://nyti.ms/3iA6vbX

Facebook has delayed the development of an Instagram app for children amid questions about its harmful effects on young people’s mental health. Does social media have an impact on your well-being?

"While racial disparities exist across all communities, our survey found that Hispanic and Asian American individuals ar...
10/05/2021

"While racial disparities exist across all communities, our survey found that Hispanic and Asian American individuals are facing more significant struggles." – NAMI CEO Dan Gillison
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Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3DbJ8xh

"While racial disparities exist across all communities, our survey found that Hispanic and Asian American individuals are facing more significant struggles." – NAMI CEO Dan Gillison
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Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3DbJ8xh

10/04/2021

Name one thing you are excited for this week. No matter how big or small it is! #MentalHealthMonday

A note from our CEO to kickoff #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek “We encourage you to join our chorus of advocates and galvani...
10/04/2021

A note from our CEO to kickoff #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek “We encourage you to join our chorus of advocates and galvanize our grassroots advocacy work by amplifying our message for accessible, quality mental health care for everyone.” - Dan Gillison

https://bit.ly/3iwavdw

A note from our CEO to kickoff #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek “We encourage you to join our chorus of advocates and galvanize our grassroots advocacy work by amplifying our message for accessible, quality mental health care for everyone.” - Dan Gillison

https://bit.ly/3iwavdw

We all walk for different reasons. Friends & family join Liza to honor her daughter. NAMIWalks Your Way provides support...
10/03/2021
Walking To Overcome Loss

We all walk for different reasons. Friends & family join Liza to honor her daughter. NAMIWalks Your Way provides support & healing to families across the country who have been impacted by the loss of a loved one. Join us: namiwalks.org/FallDayofHope

https://bit.ly/3l01QBL

Friends and family join Liza and Team Live Like Ciara to honor her daughter. Every year, NAMIWalks provides support and healing to families across the countr...

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NAMI provides this social media platform and associated discussion groups/bulletin boards for the benefit of its members and the public. NAMI cannot and does not review the information from or communications by users of the bulletin boards. NAMI expressly disclaims responsibility for and liabilities resulting from, any information or communications from and between users of NAMI social media. Users are warned they may be individually liable for anything they communicate using NAMI social media, including but not limited to defamatory, discriminatory, false or unauthorized information. Users are cautioned that they are responsible for complying with the requirements of applicable copyright and trademark laws and regulations. The NAMI social media platforms were created for individuals to share their opinions, experiences and thoughts related to mental illness. NAMI wants to ensure the integrity of this service and therefore, use of this service is limited to participants who agree to adhere to the following guidelines: I. ABUSIVE MESSAGING Refrain from transmitting any message, information, data, or text that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, that may be invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or bashing communications - especially those aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views or disability. NAMI reserves the right to remove or edit a post containing offensive material as defined by NAMI’s Social Media Policy. That stated, NAMI does not have the practical ability to restrict conduct or communications prior to transmission and posting, nor can NAMI ensure prompt editing or deletion of offensive posts. NAMI reserves the right to remove or edit posts that contain explicit, obscene, offensive, or vulgar language. Similarly, posts that contain any graphic files will be removed immediately upon notice. II. UNSOLICITED MESSAGES Refrain from posting or transmitting any unsolicited, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain mail,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation. NAMI reserves the right to delete these posts immediately upon notice. III. HEALTHY EXCHANGE NAMI invites and encourages a healthy exchange of opinions. If you disagree with a participant’s post or opinion and wish to challenge it, do so with respect. The real objective of NAMI social media is to promote discussion and understanding, not to convince others that your opinion is “right.” Name calling, insults, and personal attacks are not appropriate and will not be tolerated. NAMI will remove these posts immediately upon notice. IV. PRIVACY NAMI promotes privacy and encourages participants to keep personal information such as email/ physical addresses and telephone/cell numbers from being posted. Similarly, do not ask for personal information from other participants. Social media posts that request participants submit their personal information to another party will be removed immediately upon notice unless these posts have been pre-approved by NAMI staff. This includes, but is not limited to, communications that ask for telephone, address, e-mail, surveys and research studies. V. DISCLAIMER STATEMENT Participants should be aware that the opinions, beliefs and statements posted on NAMI social media platforms do not necessarily represent the opinions and beliefs of NAMI. Participants also agree that NAMI is not to be held liable for any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by sponsorship of this message board. Participants also agree that NAMI reserves the right to report any suspicions of harm to self or others as evidenced by participant posts. VI. OFF-TOPIC MESSAGING Posting off-topic messages to discussion groups will result in removal of and the possible suspension of posting privileges. VII. NAMI MEMBERS/STAFF MESSAGING NAMI members or staff who post non-public information on public areas of the site or off-topic messages in member-only discussion areas may have their posting privileges suspended and will be subject to appropriate corrective action.

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NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

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My name is Alan Schaffer. I have a mental illness that I manage. I will keep posting this and emailing until someone listens to me. I don't know what my rights are as a son of the woman murdered the show is about. Can Discovery Channel please stop selling and streaming Homicide Hunter Lt. Joe Kenda "Gut Instinct" about the murder of my mother Elaine Schaffer. I don't like them parading the horror of my mother's death for profit. I already suffer mental health problems from it. Please let her Rest in Peace! Thank you and May God Bless.
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Hope you will join Johns Hopkins Medicine's A Woman's Journey next Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for the next installment of Conversations that Matter webcast series. Depression is such an important topic right now and many people with depression struggle to find the right treatment for them. If that is you or you know someone, this free webcast is a “must” to attend. Please register at: hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney/webcasts.html
Please help support my shirt for people hiding their mental illness. Shirt is my design.
Is NAMI contacting Nancy Pelosi to suggest that the two officers who died after the riots need to be recognized as the Officer lying in State at the Capitol. They died from their mental wounds but are still heroes. I am outraged nobody seems to be honoring them.
COVID spares noone
On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel talks to Dr David Burns about depression and anxiety, and tips for people to rediscover happiness in their lives. Dr Burns is a renowned psychiatrist, adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, award-winning researcher, and the author of the incredibly successful books Feeling Good and Feeling Great which have helped millions around the world suffering from anxiety and depression to experience joy. He has done 40 years of research and has completed over 40,000 hours of treating individuals with severe mood problems. 50,000 American and Canadian mental health professionals have attended his training programs. He was a pioneer in the development of cognitive therapy, and is the founder and creator of TEAM-CBT, which makes rapid recovery from depression and anxiety possible.
Kites and Strings, the podcast about managing tension and creativity, is proud to re-release our episode with TED talker, musician, artist, actor, mental health advocate, Nerissa Bradley. Check it and all our past episodes out via Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerissa-bradley-what-can-i-create/id1526866219?i=1000493631994
There is recovery from Mental illness. Read the stories of hope and help!!
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