MEMBERSHIP MATTERS – Renew or Join NAMI Greater Houston BEFORE April 9th for Stronger Voting Power

HOUSTON – Please take a moment to re-new or to join NAMI Greater Houston. Your membership helps us to have greater voting power and your voice heard. Please join at any level BEFORE April 9th to have your vote counted. For questions or help – or 713-970-4419.   NAMI Greater Houston Membership via Online […]

NAMIWalks Greater Houston Honorary Chair, Mary Nan Huffman, City of Houston Council Member, District G

HOUSTON – The National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Houston is pleased to announce Mary Nan Huffman, City of Houston Council Member – District G, as its 2022 NAMIWalks Greater Houston Honorary Chair.  Now in its 17th year, NAMIWalks is the area’s largest and most well attended walks focused on people with mental illnesses. The […]


HOUSTON – It’s a day of awareness, community camaraderie, and remembrance; it’s Greater Houston’s largest and most well attended walks focused on people with mental illnesses—it’s NAMIWalks Your Way Greater Houston. This annual walk hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Houston, now in its 17th year, expects to attract nearly 3,000 […]

NAMI Greater Houston Announces Angelina Brown Hudson, MPA as Executive Director

HOUSTON – Mental health nonprofit National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Houston announced today that it has selected Angelina Brown Hudson, MPA, as its Executive Director. “Angelina is a positive and energetic leader. Her warmth and collegial style along with a passion for leveraging and developing relationships with people, communities, and systems has earned […]


NAMI Receives Fourth Consecutive Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

12/7/2020 NAMI For the last four years NAMI has proudly received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This four-star rating shows that NAMI exceeds industry standards, adheres to best practices, and fulfills our mission in a financially responsible and efficient way. NAMI has also earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency more »

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Houston To Launch COVID-19 Mental Health Support Program

September 30, 2020 By Mat Harab Houston Public Media The city is launching a new mental health support program providing resources to people during the COVID-19 pandemic, Houston officials announced Tuesday. The program — called “Let’s Beat COVID-19: Health Education, and Support Services,” or HESS — launches Thursday, and includes a support hotline, virtual […]

Police have shot people experiencing a mental health crisis. Who should you call instead?

Sep 18, 2020 By Grace Hauck USA Today Daniel Prude was experiencing a mental health crisis in March when Rochester, New York, police officers responding to a 911 call pinned him to the pavement while handcuffed and naked, suffocating him to death. A month later, Nicolas Chavez, 27, was “having a mental breakdown” in Houston when he was shot […]

Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience

Oct 5, 2020 NAMI Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across […]

5 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Dissociation

Oct 6, 2020 By Allie Cotterman NAMI Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has […]

Whether it’s hurricanes or COVID-19, disasters are driving a mental health crisis

Aug 25, 2020 By Dean Russell & Jamie Smith Hopkins The Texas Tribune–mental-health/ Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm. All morning on that day in late May, the news had covered the cold front slouching south from Central Texas. […]

The coronavirus pandemic is still raging in Texas. Its mental health toll will only get worse.

Posted Aug 20, 2020/Updated Aug 24, 2020 By Sarah Smith Houston Chronicle Maybe if she hadn’t heard the man cough, Paula Parker would still be able to sleep. She’d been at the convenience store next to the Valero one morning in late May, reaching for a Coke when she heard the cough and saw […]