Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month (May)

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

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You Are Not Alone

NAMI’s “You are Not Alone” campaign features the lived experience of people affected by mental illness to fight stigma, inspire others and educate the broader public. Now more than ever before, it is important for the mental health community to come together and show the world that no one should ever feel alone. The campaign builds connection and increases awareness with the digital tools that make connection possible during a climate of physical distancing. Even in times of uncertainty, the NAMI community is always here, reminding everyone that you are not alone.

Throughout the month, we will feature personal stories from real people experiencing mental health conditions. You can submit your story at By reading about lived experience, we aim to make people feel less alone in their mental health journeys.


Share with us how you stay connected by writing your personal story or sharing #NotAlone graphics and messages with your community.

Partners and Events

See our Awareness partners or events below to see how you can share or participate in raising awareness or look for one of the many NAMIWalks taking place across the country.

Click here for the 2019 Mental Health Month Partners Campaign Guide and here for the 2019 National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Partners Campaign Guide.

Keep current on additional events and changes to this page and follow NAMI on social media for additional mental health awareness events.


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