The National Alliance on Mental Illness, an important US organization that has special-eduction connections about students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, was recognized for its acivities on 27 April 2022. NAMI received an award from the Public Affairs Council for its efforts to increase awareness of mental health issues in the US, best practices, and policy for individuals with EBD.
Many readers recognize that current conditions—especially COVID-related problems like remote education, loss of peer connections, and so forth—have created or exacerbated mental health difficulties for many, many people on our Earth...including children. Fortunately, at least one organization has been consistently advocating for individuals with emotional and behavioral disabilities during these times. That’s NAMI!
Read about the Public Affairs Council’s award to NAMI for it’s Communications Innovation effort:
The Winner in the Communications Innovation category is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for expanding crisis services for people with mental illness in communities across the nation and leading a coalition to get the word out ahead of the July 2022 launch of the 988 national three-digit number for mental health crises. NAMI’s event in November of 2021, REIMAGINE: A Week of Action to Reimagine Our National Response to People in Crisis in November, built momentum to expand calls centers for 988 and to ensure additional services to help people in crisis get a mental health response instead of a law enforcement response. More than 7,600 people signed up for REIMAGINE events, including 900 advocacy leaders.
Follow NAMI’s coverage of this accomplishment.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today was recognized for its #ReimagineCrisis campaign, receiving the Communications Innovation Award from the Public Affairs Council during its annual Advocacy Conference in Austin, Texas.
Hello, friends. NAMI is doing important work. One may not want to donate to the organization (I give a little every year), but it is at least worthwhile to draw attention to NAMI’s efforts to improve mental health for kids and families. Jump in—the water’s fine!
So, answering the question I posed in the subtitle: “Yes.”
[I recieve no compensation from NAMI for this post.]