Press Releases

NAMI Awards Major Research Grants in Serious Mental Illness
Oct 09 2015

NAMI will be giving five-year grants to promote research in serious mental illness in two of the nation’s leading university departments of psychiatry.

One Conversation Counts: NAMI Offers Resources to Help for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Sep 15 2015

For more information about how to begin that one conversation and additional resources for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and more, visit

The Oklahoma Tragedy: NAMI Statement
Aug 24 2015

NAMI extends its condolences to Mark Costello's family. We share the sadness of all those in the community who loved and respected him.

NAMI Applauds U.S. Senator Cornyn's Bill to Reduce Incarceration of People with Mental Illness
Aug 06 2015

This morning, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the "Mental Health and Safe Communities Act," a bill designed to prevent unnecessary incarceration of people with mental illness and enhance treatment and services for individuals while they are in correctional facilities and following release. 

New Mental Health Television PSAs: NAMI Launches "Hope Starts with You" Campaign
Jul 09 2015

NAMI has launched "Hope Starts with You," a new campaign of PSAs for television. The two PSAs featured in the campaign emphasize the difference that individuals can make in helping the 1 in 5 Americans who live with mental illness in any given year.

Former Calif. Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to Receive National Honors at NAMI Convention in San Francisco
Jul 09 2015

Former California Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey honored on July 9 at the NAMI National Convention in San Francisco.

Mike Huckabee and Schizophrenia; NAMI Calls for Apology Over Supreme Court Remarks on Iowa Radio Talk Show
Jun 29 2015

Presidential candidate owes all Americans an apology after claiming that the U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts "needs medication for schizophrenia," based on the logic of decisions in court rulings last week.

NAMI Calls Supreme Court Decision a Step Forward—and a Sigh of Relief—for People with Mental Illness
Jun 25 2015

"The Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell is both a victory and a sigh of relief for millions of Americans, including people living with mental illness, who will be able to keep their health insurance.  

National Alliance on Mental Illness Launches StigmaFree Campaign
May 01 2015

To support Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the philosophy hope & grace initiative are joining forces to launch the StigmaFree campaign.

Mental Health Care: NAMI Report Finds Insurance Discrimination, Lack of Transparency under Parity Laws
Apr 01 2015

Health insurance plans are falling short in coverage of mental health and substance abuse conditions according to a report issued today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), based on a survey of 2,720 consumers and an analysis of 84 insurance plans in 15 states.

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