Axsome Therapeutics Supports the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to Recognize Mental Health Awareness Month

May 16, 2022

NEW YORK, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM), a biopharmaceutical company developing and delivering novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, is supporting the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) during Mental Health Awareness Month this May to raise awareness of and support for people living with depression and other mental health conditions. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization.

Recent figures indicate a high and growing prevalence of mental illness, with a significant percentage of those afflicted not receiving treatment:

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults and 1 in 6 youth aged 6-17 experience mental illness each year.1
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.2
  • Between 2020 and 2021, calls to the NAMI HelpLine (1-800-950-NAMI, or 6264) about depression and anxiety increased by 80%, calls about suicide increased by 185%, and calls about mental health crises increased by 251%.3
  • Among adults with mental illness, only 46% received treatment in 2020, a number that is even lower among Black (37%), Hispanic/Latinx (35%), and Asian Americans (21%).1

NAMI's mental health education, advocacy, and support options for individuals and their families can be accessed at

Tips and resources from the National Institute of Mental Health to help take care of your mental health are available at

Resources and tools to help support those affected by depression are available at

"Axsome stands in solidarity with the millions of people affected by mental illness and is proud to participate in NAMI's 2022 'Together for Mental Health' campaign in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month," said Herriot Tabuteau, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Axsome. "We look forward to continuing our work to bring national awareness and dialogue to mental health and address the pressing need for new and effective treatments to help those living with depression and other mental health conditions."

About Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.

Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing and delivering novel therapies for central nervous system (CNS) conditions that have limited treatment options. Through development of therapeutic options with novel mechanisms of action, we are transforming the approach to treating CNS conditions. At Axsome, we are committed to developing products that meaningfully improve the lives of patients and provide new therapeutic options for physicians. For more information, please visit the Company's website at The Company may occasionally disseminate material, nonpublic information on the company website.

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Axsome Contact:
Mark Jacobson
Chief Operating Officer
Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.
22 Cortlandt Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: 212-332-3243


  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2021). Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Retrieved from
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2019). WISQARS Leading Causes of Death Reports. Retrieved from:
  3. National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2 May 2022). Press Release.  



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