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Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Reduce Criminalization

Apr 20 2015

The high rate of people with mental illness who are in jails and prisons is one of the profound tragedies in 21st Century America. Last week, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced the Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives which will help people with mental illness who are caught up in the criminal justice system.

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NAMI Statement: The Germanwings Tragedy

Mar 31 2015

NAMI expresses our condolences to all of the families affected by the tragedy on Germanwings flight 9525 and reassures the public that events like this one involving mental illness are incredibly rare.

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Talking CIT and NAMI on Capitol Hill

Jan 5 2015

Sgt. Paul of the Plano Police Department in Texas spoke before Congress and explained why crisis intervention teams—and partnerships with NAMI Affiliates—can improve interactions between police and people with mental illness.

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