National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the United States’ largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI is dedicated to building better lives for millions of American’s affected by mental illness through education, advocacy, listening, and awareness.

The NAMI website is an excellent resource for information about mental health, with a wide variety of news articles on mental illness, specific conditions, blogs, stories, and more!

Learn More: Learn about the warning signs of mental illness, mental health conditions, statistics, treatments, research, and public policies.

Find Support:  This section includes tips for reaching out to support services, advice on living with a mental health condition (such as navigating insurance, finding a therapist, facing the challenges of relationships, and more!) and support for:

  • family members and caregivers,
  • teens and young adults,
  • veterans and active duty personnel,
  • LGBTQ2IA+ people,
  • and marginalized communities.

There is also a HelpLine and programs that offer support, education, and training.

Get Involved:  This section shows various ways that you and your family can get involved with NAMI, whether that be through education, peer support, policy advocacy, or promoting public understanding.

NAMI News: Read about mental illness in the news and ways to take action.

NAMI Blogs:  A place to comment on post from people who have lived experience with mental illness and those with expertise in living with mental illness and mental health.

Personal Stories: Read personal stories from the NAMI community.

Find your local NAMI! What are they up to in your community? What is something valuable you learned from the NAMI website? Leave us a comment and let us know!  

Have you looked at the NAMI website before? What are some takeaways you found?

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