Mental Health Initiatives

What is Stigma? Stigma is a sign or sense of disgrace that sets someone apart from others. When people living with a mental health condition are defined or labeled by their condition, they may become part of a stereotyped group that experiences shame, blame and secrecy. Social stigma may include prejudice, exclusion and discrimination toward Read More

During the month of July, to celebrate NMMHAM and honor Campbell’s legacy, NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates across the nation will be focusing on how we can better address the mental health needs of people from culturally diverse groups and increase awareness of minority mental health issues locally.  Culturally diverse groups include: Afriacan Americans, the Latino population Read More

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. In Read More

Mental health parity is now a reality. On November 8th, the final regulations defining insurance parity laws were issued, requiring insurers to provide mental health care benefits on the same terms that they cover any other illness.  These long-awaited rules create a foundation for a better tomorrow. Inspiring individuals and communities across the country to recognize Read More

This past summer, the White House Conference on Mental Health launched a National Dialogue in which communities large and small have engaged in dialogues about mental illness and needs in the mental health care system. This week, NAMI introduced a new initiative in partnership with the National Council on Behavioral Health (National Council), called Connect4MentalHealth that seeks Read More