NAMI: Visit Website
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.
Mental Health America: Visit Website
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With 240 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.
National Institute of Mental Health: Visit Website
ActiveMinds: Visit Website
Active Minds is a national 501(c)3 organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.
International Mental Health Research Organization: Visit Website
International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO) is committed to raising awareness and funding neuropsychiatric research to find preventions and cures for severe mental illnesses, focusing on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, within a generation.
Local (Upstate SC) Organizations
NAMI Greenville: Visit Website
National Alliance onMental Illness (NAMI) – Greenville, South Carolina is a non-profit, grass-roots organization offering support, education and advocacy for families and friends of people with serious mental illness and for persons with serious mental illnesses.
Celebrities Making A Difference
Glenn Close, Bring Change 2 Mind: Visit Website
Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign founded by Glenn Close, The Balanced Mind Foundation, Fountain House, and Garen & Shari Staglin of the International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO), aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness. The idea was born out of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered in order to learn more about mental illness, which both her sister, Jessie Close, and nephew, Calen Pick, live with.
The Brandon Marshall Foundation: Visit Website
Inspired by his own journey to come to terms with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall vowed that he would devote himself to making a difference in the lives of others struggling to cope with mental illness. The Brandon Marshall Foundation is devoted to raising awareness for mental illness and help others gain access to the resources that they need to recover.
Pete Earley: Visit Website
Pete Earley is a storyteller who has penned 13 books including the New York Times bestseller The Hot House and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.
Mad In America: Visit Website
The site is designed to serve as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. We want to provide readers with news, stories of recovery, access to source documents, and the informed writings of bloggers that will further this enterprise.
Get Involved, Sign The Pledge:
You have come to a point where you realize major mental health reform is desperately needed in this country and you are ready to fight the stigma and do something about it. Sign The Pledge