NAMI Strategic Plan 2020-2025
For 40 years, NAMI has been a beacon of help and hope, fighting for more research, better education, bolder advocacy, and broader public awareness. Today, as we enter our fifth decade, the NAMI 2020-2025 Strategic Plan holds fast to these commitments—it is a bridge between our rich history and future opportunities, building on the progress we have achieved over the last four decades and focusing that momentum towards intentional goals to accelerate the
mental health movement and maximize our impact.
We created this Strategic Plan to facilitate better alignment across our 600+ NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates. We have listened to our stakeholders—thousands of people affiliated with NAMI in all 50 states who gave us thoughtful and meaningful ideas about who we are, what we do and how we can achieve greater impact. The Plan is intended to be bold and achievable, as well as to inspire and energize our entire Alliance. Our grassroots presence is core to its success and working together is the most effective way to achieve a better world for people and families affected by mental illness.
The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan builds upon the goals and objectives in our last
Strategic Plan: build a movement, drive advocacy, leverage technology, focus on
youth and strengthen our organization. All these drivers are reflected in the new
Strategic Plan with greater emphasis and intentionality around diversity and
inclusion as we build our community. The key roles NAMI plays emerged
loud and clear from our research with various stakeholders:
• We listen and build a community of
individuals and families affected by
• We provide education and support
to empower people to live healthy,
• We advocate for equity, inclusion and
• We lead the conversation to foster
greater awareness and understanding.