Videos from NAMI-NYC
Mental Illness in Early Adulthood
NAMI-NYC members talk about the services the organization provides and how accessibility gives young adults the chance to get the support they need to better their mental health.
Ending the Silence
Two young adults share their mental illness symptoms and how they help others going through similar experiences.
Musical artists join the #IWillListen movement to stop mental illness from being a taboo.
Lucy and Deniece
Lucy and Deniece share their emotional story of battling their mental illness and being misunderstood within their Hispanic culture.
Much of the NAMI-NYC family is a network of well-trained volunteers, devoted to making mental health care services accessible. These volunteers are often the faces of the organization, leading specialized classes on mental health understanding, skills training, peer and family mediation with specific outreach aimed towards veterans. Many classes are available in English and in Spanish. If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health condition, consider the many options available within NYC with NAMI.
While anyone with the goal of advocating for mental health resources is open to applying, most of the unique volunteers of NAMI are specifically experienced in mental health crises as they have lived through it via their family members. With firsthand experience, they approach their roles with compassion and learned patience, serving as the doorway for many seeking resources. New York City has long underserved those in need of mental health care, but you can help too.