Revolution Health is hosting a health fair on their website to raise money for over a dozen non-profit health companies, such as NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). By clicking on NAMI’s virtual booth, you contribute 25 cents to their cause. For every 40,000 clicks a both receives, Revolution Health gives them $10,000. So here’s an easy way to support NAMI: Go to Revolution Health’s health fair by clicking here. Go inside the fair, and then click on NAMI’s booth, which is the second booth to the right in the third row.
The fair goes until Saturday. But you can only click once a day (I thought of that too).
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning.
Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character, or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable.
Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.
NAMI also offers other education and training programs such as Parents and Teachers as Allies and NAMI Support Group.
State and local NAMIs also offer a host of other programs. To find out more about the programs offered in your area, visit NAMI’s State and Affiliate Finder to contact the affiliate nearest you.
Fight Stigma: Become A StigmaBuster!
Trained volunteers provide information, referrals and support to all who have questions or who are affected by mental illness.
News and Updates
Ten Best Practices for Schools
Schools play a critical role in helping students diagnosed with mental illnesses reach their full academic and functional potential, so NAMI calls on schools to adopt these 10 best practices.
Senators Press for Mental Illness Partity in the SCHIP Program
Congress will soon take up legislation to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and a bipartisan coalition of Senators is pushing for a new requirement that would ensure that all SCHIP plans meet a standard of non-discriminatory coverage for treatment of mental illness.
National Children’s Mental Health Awarensss Day
NAMI, a founding partner of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, joined Howie Mandel, other distinguished spokespersons and national advocacy groups on May 8th to raise awareness about children’s mental health.
About Our Education, Training and Peer Support Programs
NAMI offers an array of peer education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers, and the general public. NAMI’s education and support programs provide relevant information, valuable insight, and the opportunity to engage in support networks.
These programs draw on the lived experience of mental health consumers and family members who have learned to live well with their illnesses and have been extensively trained to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.
Whether you are a consumer, a family member, a provider, or a member of the general public, there is a NAMI education or support program to help you learn more about mental illnesses, develop coping strategies, or find the support you need.