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Gregory Magras

Greg was just a teenager when he literally held his father's body while another family member cut the rope his dad used to hang himself.  Then just three years ago, his eldest daughter took...


Attorney Joseph Feaster, Jr.

The powerful story of one father's journey and his life's work to bring awareness to the complexities and stigmas of mental illness.

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Nieisha Deed

During a very successful career in business, Nieisha knew something wasn't right. She attempted suicide and now, through her organization PureSpark...

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Ashleigh Collins

When she thought there was no hope, she found God. When she thought she could never find her way out of the darkness, she found redemption.

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Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano. Tenemos actualmente 170 centros en la red y usted hablará probablemente con uno situado en su zona. Cada centro funciona en forma independiente y tiene su propio personal calificado.


Cuando el centro contesta su llamada, usted estará hablando con una persona que le escuchará, le hará preguntas y hará todo lo que esté a su alcance para ayudarle.

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Our Vision

NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

Our Mission

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Our Values

  • Hope: We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness and the potential in all of us.

  • Inclusion: We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.

  • Empowerment: We promote confidence, self-efficacy and service to our mission.

  • Compassion: We practice respect, kindness and empathy.

  • Fairness: We fight for equity and justice.


What We Do

We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.

We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states. 

We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.

We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.

NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work.

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