NAMI’s New President Outlines Priorities For Serious Mental Illness

Author: Adrienne Kennedy, MA – 7/17/2018 On June 30, among the 15 of my board member peers, I was elected to serve as President of the NAMI Board of Directors for 2018/2019. I am honored and humbled to be provided the opportunity to represent the hundreds of thousands of families, peers and avid supporters who comprise this … Continue reading NAMI’s New President Outlines Priorities For Serious Mental Illness

NAMIWalks, Our Biggest Fundraiser

NAMIWalks Shatters Previous Fundraising Record! Did you know that more than 90% of funds raised by our 80+ NAMIWalks all over the country stay with the NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates that host the events? In 2017, we hit a new all-time fundraising high with $11.3 million! Last year we raised $10.8 million. We also … Continue reading NAMIWalks, Our Biggest Fundraiser

Mary Giliberti Appointed To Federal Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee

8/16/2017 NAMI Chief Executive Officer Mary Giliberti has been selected to serve as a non-federal member of the Department of Health and Human Service’s Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee. The committee was established pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 to provide guidance to Congress and relevant federal agencies about advances in … Continue reading Mary Giliberti Appointed To Federal Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee

To Move Beyond Stigma, We First Need to Understand It

By Barbara Thompson | Mar. 04, 2016 NAMI On Campus group promotes mental health awareness in order to help end stigma. I know what stigma is, rather, I know what stigma feels like: shameful, isolated, lonely, scary and uncertain. We all have some understanding of stigma. As mental health advocates, we work to dismantle the … Continue reading To Move Beyond Stigma, We First Need to Understand It

Mental Health Bill: U.S. Senate Committee Action is Another Step Forward

Mar 17 2016 WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mary Giliberti, chief executive officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) approved S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016. “NAMI welcomes the committee’s action as another step … Continue reading Mental Health Bill: U.S. Senate Committee Action is Another Step Forward

Mental Illness in the Oval Office

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 12, 2016 Living with a mental health condition makes each goal more challenging to achieve and each piece of success more impressive. For those who think that someone living with depression, bipolar disorder or any other mental health condition cannot live a full life and reach their goals, than take … Continue reading Mental Illness in the Oval Office