NAMI Polling Results

With a July 2022 deadline looming for the nationwide launch of a new three-digit number for suicide prevention and mental health crisis—988, a new poll from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has found deep dissatisfaction with the current state of mental health treatment and strong opposition to law enforcement responses to mental health crises. This poll, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of NAMI, shows that creating and funding a 988 crisis response system—an alternative to 911 for mental health crises—shows broad support for a robust mental health crisis system, as well as federal and local action to fund it. The poll was conducted Oct. 22–25, 2021, and surveyed 2,049 adults. Polling results