Bring Mental Illness Out of the Shadows | NAMI

Bring Mental Illness Out of the Shadows
Dear Eve,

This June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a staggering report showing that suicide rates are rising in 49 of 50 states. In addition to being the 10th leading cause of death nationwide, studies show that more than 20 veterans die by suicide every day.

Nearly 1 in 5 of the service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning with PTSD and more than one-third of these heroes have experienced thoughts of suicide during their military career. NAMI is dedicated to providing the resources and support military personnel, veterans and their families need to address their mental health free from judgment and stigma.

We need your help to expand our efforts to prevent suicide among our nation’s heroes.
To better respond to the needs and circumstances of active-duty service members, veterans and their families, we developed NAMI Homefront, a free 6-session program designed especially for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. This year, we also began offering NAMI Homefront as an interactive online course to ensure more military and veteran families have access to this life-changing program, across the country and around the world.

Eve, we are counting on you to help us meet the growing demand for NAMI Homefront and to offer a wide range of resources to those most in need of support. Your gift today will help expand the reach of our programs to ensure that more people who are at a higher risk of suicide get the help they need before it’s too late.

Brave men and women have sacrificed so much for our country—mental illness is something they should not have to face alone. Your gift today will help NAMI provide veterans, active duty military and their families with hope and community, because no one should have to suffer in silence.

Please donate to NAMI today and together we can bring mental illness out of the shadows.

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Gratefully,
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Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Chief Executive Officer

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