At the national level, the NAMI Board of Directors and the APA Board of Trustees have already held a joint session, and the national staff of both organizations work closely together around a variety of issues such as advocating for funding of psychiatric research. NAMI’s national office produces a variety of reports designed to raise awareness of specific mental health issues. One recent special report, “Parity for Patriots,” makes vivid the broad scope of mental health needs for our military personnel, veterans, and their families. It recognizes the systemic challenges and barriers facing those who seek help, and it identifies a range of solutions. Notably, it calls for the Department of Defense to recognize the invisible wounds of our nation’s heroes by awarding the Purple Heart to those in the military who develop posttraumatic stress disorder or other serious mental illnesses as a result of hostile action.