Jackie King 703/516-7961
Valerie Rheinstein 703/516-7963
|For Immediate Release
27 Jan 98
Arlington, VA --- The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will conduct its annual legislative conference January 30 - February 1, 1998, at the Arlington Hilton Hotel (950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA; 703/528-6000). More than 100 NAMI leaders from throughout the country will attend the meeting to discuss a wide range of policy issues that affect persons with severe mental illnesses and their families. Among the speakers will be Bernard Arons, M.D., director of the Center for Mental Health Services; Tennessee State Representative Kathryn Bowers; Nelba Chavez, Ph.D., administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman; Charles Cook, editor of Cook Political Report; and Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA.
Jan. 30, 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 31, 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 1, 9:00 a.m.
With more than 168,000 members, NAMI is the nation's leading grassroots organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of persons with severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. NAMI has more than 1,140 state and local affiliates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
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