Through The Noise
January 9, 2017
Mary Giliberti of the National Alliance on Mental Illness on Mental Illness Stigmas, Education, and Getting Help
Through the Noise #236
Mary Giliberti // Chief Executive Officer // National Alliance on Mental Illness
Join us for a conversation on mental illness with Mary Giliberti, CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Representing 50,000 members with 900 affiliates and 48 state organizations, NAMI advocates for all sufferers of mental illnesses while working to eradicate the stigmas surrounding it. Their approach includes emphasizing the person not the illness, adopting language such as “a person suffering from schizophrenia” rather than “a schizophrenic.” Collaborating with different associations focusing on specific illnesses, they work to provide education and help finding adequate and timely support for their members and others.
Mary Giliberti, J.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Prior to becoming CEO, Ms. Giliberti served as a section chief in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.