Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

NAMI

  • Arlington, VA
  • http://www.nami.org

Mission Statement

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

Main Programs

  1. Education, Training & Support
  2. Policy/Advocacy

ruling year

1980

chief executive

Mary Giliberti

Self-reported by organization

Keywords

nami, mental illness, mental health, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder

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EIN

43-1201653

Physical Address

3803 N. Fairfax Dr Suite 100

Arlington, 22203

Also Known As

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Support, Education, Awareness, Advocacy, Research Every day, we reach out and respond to those in need. As the navigator of our nine signature education programs, offered in thousands of communities across America through our NAMI State Organizations NAMI Affiliates, we ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators are served. NAMI is tireless in our efforts to equip and train grassroots volunteer facilitators who provide individual and family support groups in thousands of communities across America. Through the toll-free NAMI HelpLine, we respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many. Public awareness events and activities including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks, and other efforts, successfully combat stigma, promote awareness and encourage understanding. By responding to current news events as they happen, NAMI ensures that media reporting is compassionate, understanding and accurate in portrayals of mental illness—NAMI promotes solutions. Each day, NAMI effectively shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and equips grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states. NAMI reaches out to our country’s youth and young adults, helping to shape the next generation’s experiences with recovery, encouraging a better tomorrow for all Americans. Recognizing the unique needs of our American heroes and their families, NAMI aggressively reaches out to help offer free and essential NAMI education and support group programs in thousands of local communities. NAMI actively promotes mental health care, support and a caring community for our veterans, their spouses and their children. Tirelessly promoting research, as they have done for decades, NAMI ensures solutions for early intervention, improved treatments and, eventually, a cure for mental illness. Continuing to build and cultivate virtual communities that reach millions of Americans who turn to NAMI through NAMI.org and social media channels for the latest information on treatment, services, supports, advocacy, research happenings, NAMI works every day to offer inspiration, information and encouragement.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Education, Training & Support

NAMI offers an array of peer education and support programs to help individuals, and family members, who are living with emotional and behavioral difficulties and other symptoms of mental illness. More than 185,000 people participated in a NAMI sponsored education class in 2013. NAMI offers help and a sense of community for parents, family caregivers, veterans, health care providers and persons living with mental illness. NAMI provides training, curricula, materials and technical assistance to thousands of volunteer teachers, trainers and facilitators who are committed to bringing these programs into their local communities.

Category

None

Budget

Population Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

General Public/Unspecified

None

Program 2

Policy/Advocacy

NAMI is recognized as the preeminent voice on Capitol Hill and in State Legislatures across the country advocating on behalf of those living with mental illness and their families. NAMI promotes common sense solutions to local, state and national public policy landscapes by fighting for early intervention, community support services and access to affordable mental health care.

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None

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Social Media

@officialnami

@NAMICommunicate

@youtube.com/NAMIVideo

Videos

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NAMI
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

NAMI

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mary Giliberti

BIO

Mary Giliberti, J.D. is the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Previously, Ms. Giliberti served as a section chief in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, she was the director of public policy and advocacy for federal and state issues at NAMI.

During her 20+ years in the mental health field, Ms. Giliberti also served as a disability counsel for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and as a senior attorney at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.

Mary earned her B.A. at Harvard College and her J.D. at Yale Law School. She is a native of North Bellmore, N.Y.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Keris Myrick President

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?