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This award honors effective efforts to ensure that diversity and inclusion are high priorities within NAMI.
Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards
This award honors psychiatrists who have made exceptional contributions to improve the lives of people living with mental health conditions.
Joyce Burland Inspiration Award
This award honors a NAMI staff member or volunteer who has demonstrated creativity, dedication and resourcefulness to offer or expand NAMI's national education programs, and who has served as an inspiration to families, individuals with a mental health condition or the general public through their work with NAMI programs.
Lionel Aldridge Champions Award
This award honors an individual with mental illness who demonstrates courage, leadership and service in their work to promote recovery and ensure that all people with mental illness live full lives in their communities.
Outstanding NAMI Affiliate Award
This award honors a NAMI Affiliate that demonstrates exceptional leadership, strong community presence, outreach to diverse communities and exemplary stewardship of the NAMI mission. For 2022, we invite nominations that recognize NAMI Affiliates who have substantially contributed to one of our 3 strategic goals: People Get Help Early; People Get the Best Possible Care; or People Get Diverted from Justice System Involvement.
Outstanding NAMI State Organization
This award recognizes the exemplary efforts of a NAMI State Organization to carry out the NAMI mission. For 2022, we invite nominations that recognize NAMI State Organizations who have substantially contributed to one of our 3 strategic goals: People Get Help Early; People Get the Best Possible Care; or People Get Diverted from Justice System Involvement.
Richard and Betsy Greer Advocacy Award
This award honors NAMI advocates whose leadership and vision has advanced policy and advocacy efforts that impact individuals living with mental illness and their families. For 2022, we invite nominations that recognize individuals who have substantially advanced policy or advocacy related to our strategic goal of "People Get Diverted from Justice System Involvement” — whether 988 specifically or crisis response more generally.
Rona and Ken Purdy Award for Distinguished Service
This award honors an individual or organization whose has raised public awareness, reduced stigma and advanced our mission to build better lives for people with mental illness and their families.
Sam Cochran Criminal Justice Award
This award honors an exemplary individual whose work in the criminal justice system has improved the fair and humane treatment of people with mental illness. For 2022, we invite nominations that recognize individuals who have substantially contributed to our strategic goal of "People Get Diverted from Justice System Involvement”.
Young Leader Award
This award honors a youth or young adult (age 25 and under) who exemplifies exceptional leadership among their peers to foster a culture of recovery and resiliency that helps young people with mental illness live full lives in their communities.
Awardees will be recognized at the Virtual NAMICon 2022. A complimentary convention registration is provided. For a list of past recipients, visit NAMI Awards.