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from NAMI.org
Gettin’ Back to Our (Grass)Roots with The Wailin’ Jennys The Wailin' Jennys are an awesome folk band that promote NAMI as they tour.
NAMI Honors Dr. Lisa Dixon
Depression: A Scientific Approach
What Makes a Good Companion?
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NAMI Applauds NFL's Brandon Marshall for Wearing Pink and Green in Game between Chicago Bears and New York Giants
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall will wear green cleats during the Thursday, Oct. 10 NFL game against the New York Giants to raise awareness for mental illness.

Navy Shipyard Tragedy: NAMI Calls on Congress for Immediate Action on Mental Health
In the wake of the Navy Yard tragedy, NAMI has called on the President and Congress to act immediately on mental health legislation that has been stalled since the collapse of the gun debate earlier this year.

The Navy Yard Tragedy: Mental Health Concerns
"NAMI shares the anguish and anger of the nation at the Navy Yard tragedy in which 12 military and civilian people died and several others were wounded. We extend our sympathy to their families. Facts still are emerging, with the news media reporting some from unnamed sources. Mental health problems may be a factor in the rampage by the gunman; however, it is important not to speculate on medical diagnoses."

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American Psychiatric Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness Not Amused by DC Comics Contest
We are disappointed that DC Comics has decided to host a contest looking for artists to develop ways to depict suicide attempts by one of its main villains – Harley Quinn.We believe that instead of making light of suicide, DC Comics could have used this opportunity to host a contest looking for artists to depict a hopeful message that there is help for those in crisis.

NAMI Wins National Honor for "You Are Not Alone" Public Education Campaign on Mental Illness
PR News has named the campaign as a finalist for its annual "Platinum Awards," which cover 40 public relations categories. The NAMI campaign is considered one of the "best of the best" in communications strategies that will have large cultural impact and be referred to in years to come.





Additional Information

Facts About NAMI
NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

Facts and Figures About Mental Illness
Mental illnesses can profoundly disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, moods, ability to relate to others and capacity for coping with the demands of life.

Military and Veterans Mental Health
American troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and other veterans cannot depend solely on the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) for mental health care—even though the civilian mental health care system is in crisis, according to the annual convention of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held this past week.

NAMI Applauds Bipartisan Mental Illness Insurance Parity Bill
NAMI is proud to support the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 and the unprecedented bipartisan agreement achieved by Senators Pete Domenici, Ted Kennedy and Mike Enzi.

Statement on TAC Hospital Report
NAMI responds to the Treatment Advocacy Center's (TAC) report on the shortage of hospital beds for individuals with mental illness.

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