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IllustrationSharing information and support is the heart of NAMI's mission. This is the place to access the information that matters most to you, such as targeted news, personal stories and features and other resources. You are also invited to join a conversation in our Discussion Groups, where you may ask questions and find support with others who know where you're coming from. This community below will grow and change over time, based on your feedback and use. If you would like to make recommendation, or suggest a new community, please contact us.

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New Study: NAMI Family Education “Significantly” Improves Coping with Mental Illness
6/14/2011
NAMI’s Family-to-Family Education program “significantly” improves coping and problem-solving abilities of family members of individuals living with mental illness


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Knowledge Base

NIMH Grant to Study NAMI's Family to Family Program
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to study the benefits of participating in a peer-directed family-to-family education program to enable people to effectively handle the mental illness of a relative or loved one.


Taking Action

Senate Passes Children’s Health Insurance Bill

August 6, 2007

Thanks to your support, the Senate passed legislation reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) on August 2 by a vote of 68-31. The House passed a similar bill on August 1. This vote sends the SCHIP bill to a House-Senate Conference Committee that is expected to begin its work in September.

NAMI supports both the House and Senate versions of the SCHIP bill.  Both contain equitable coverage requirements for SCHIP plans with respect to mental illness treatment.  In addition, the House bill contains a broad range of improvements to mental health benefits under the Medicare program and an amendment to block potentially damaging regulations limiting community-based mental health services under Medicaid.

Thank you for your support! Your efforts really do make a difference in Congress!

Learn more:

Click here to learn more about the Senators and Representatives who have been instrumental in promoting this legislation.
Click here to view an analysis of the House and Senate SCHIP bills (HR 3162 and S 1893).
Click here to see how your Senators voted on passage of S 1893 (which was combined with a separate small business tax measure, HR 976)

 


Sharing Knowledge

Coping Tips for Siblings and Adult Children of Persons with Mental Illness


Book Reviews

Serious Mental Illness and the Family: The Practitioner's Guide


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