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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year NAMI-NYS launches the Ribbon Campaign. The statewide campaign allows NAMI-NYS and our local affiliates to partner with businesses, local governments, police and fire departments and schools in spreading mental health awareness and letting people know that NAMI is a place to find help and find hope.

Click here to view a two-page brochure that details the campaign, which can be printed as a double-sided sheet to give to prospective ribbon campaign partners.

Click here to download the ribbon order form.



The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NYS and our 28 local NAMI NYS affiliates recognize that increasing mental health literacy particularly in the schools is an invaluable investment to our community. Undiagnosed, untreated mental illnesses significantly interfere with a student’s ability to learn, to grow, and to develop. NAMI NYS and our 28 local NAMI NYS affiliates supports the importance of Mental Health education to address the needs of both students, educators and families. NAMI NYS provides presentations, trainings, evidence-based programs, and information to promote well being, increase resilience and protective factors, and to empower students and school personnel. Students who feel well, do well; and a more effective teacher, means more effective teaching, and more effective learners.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.

Mental Health Awareness Month