Mental Illnesses Treatment Support & Programs NAMI Advocacy Find Your Local NAMI NAMIWalks
Search
 | Print this page | 
 | 

Mental Health System In Trouble

Community leaders are more worried about the status of the mental health system than the general public, according to a new nationwide survey by the Campaign for the Mind of America.   

"Americans are rightly concerned about the inadequacy of health care in our country, but one part of the health care that is dramatically worse than the rest" is the mental health care system, said Richard C. Birkel, executive director of NAMI - the Nation's Voice on Mental Illness. "We're still in the free fall. The situation is a national, even international, disgrace and increasingly dangerous."

The Campaign for the Mind of America is a multi-year national and state initiative to increase access to mental health treatment services by changing federal and state public policies and priorities.

Read the full Scripps Howard Wire article with more NAMI quotes, online at infoZine.


 | Print this page | 
 | 

Donate

Support NAMI to help millions of Americans who face mental illness every day.

Donate today

Speak Out

Inspire others with your message of hope. Show others they are not alone.

Share your story

Get Involved

Become an advocate. Register on NAMI.org to keep up with NAMI news and events.

Join NAMI Today
  • Follow NAMI
  • Contact Us
    • NAMI
    • 3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100
    • Arlington, Va 22203
    • Main: (703) 524-7600
    • Fax: (703) 524-9094
    • Member Services: (888) 999-6264
    • Helpline: (800) 950-6264