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State Mental Health Cuts: The Continuing Crisis
11/12/2011
The latest report from NAMI shows the nation’s mental health crisis is continuing to deepen.

Mental Health Cuts: The "Super Committee" Debate
9/16/2011
Congressional leaders targeting Medicaid, critical safety net programs, mental health research and more.

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

Primary Care Doctors are Critical to Detecting Mental illness in Children;
5/11/2011
NAMI Family Survey includes the "Top Five" Most Helpful Things a Doctor Can Say

Honor Your Heroes!
9/25/2007
The 2008 "Welcome Back Awards" recognize individuals who have made great strides in battling depression, or improved the lives of those struggling with the illness. Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 12.

Join the Club
5/23/2007
In this cover story from the current issue of Schizophrenia Digest, meet some of the people who are successfully managing their illness through the Clubhouse model.

From Mental Illness to Spiritual Wisdom: A Father-Daughter Odyssey
11/17/2006
NAMI is pleased to present the full audio of this moving presentation by Tom and Barb Zanzig, who found profound spiritual lessons in learning to cope with bipolar disorder as a family member and consumer, respectively.

Study Looks at Treatment-Resistant Depression
1/05/2006
Initial results from NIMH study measure effectiveness of depression treatment.

NAMI Applauds ABC-TV Network Affiliates Broadcasting "Shadow Voices" Documentary
12/01/2005
NAMI applauds ABC-TV affiliate stations, which at their discretion will broadcast the documentary, "Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness," beginning Sunday, December 4th and running through February 4th.

Proceedings from Breakout VIII
9/15/2005
Breakout VIII a National Conference on PsychoSocial Rehabilitation and Deafness held their conference in conjunction with the NAMI 2004 Convention. Read the proceedings from this groundbreaking event.

Peer-to-Peer in Mexico
11/03/2004
The Spanish translation of NAMI's Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course is underway. A recent training in Mexico got things started.

NAMI Announces "STAR" Center
7/22/2004
NAMI has inaugurated a new technical assistance center to help improve and increase the capacity of consumer-operated programs to meet the needs of persons living with mental illnesses in diverse communities.

NAMI Faces: Ramiro's Story
6/25/2004
From abuse, addiction and jail to a better life. Read this powerful account of one man's journey along the path to mental illness recovery.

Supreme Court Upholds Right under ADA to Sue States for Discrimination
6/01/2004
In a split decision, on May 17th, 2004, the Supreme Court allowed citizens with disabilities to sue the state of Tennessee for monetary damages under Title II of the American With Disabilities Act (ADA), in the Tennessee v. Lane case.

NAMI Launches National Campaign
11/10/2003
Law enforcement, education, business, and health care leaders join forces. State campaigns to go in Florida, Iowa, W. Virginia, Maine, Kentucky, and Mass.

Consumer Leadership Opportunity
9/03/2003
NAMI Consumer Council calls for dialogue to identify consensus goals that promote recovery.

What You Said About the Economic Impact of Mental Illness on Your Life
8/12/2003
View the results of our online survey about the economic effects of mental illness.

A NAMI Voice: Unemployment and Poverty as the Results of Disability Policy
8/04/2003

A NAMI Voice: The High Cost of Stigma and Discrimination in the Workplace
7/28/2003
A first-person account by Donna, a NAMI member and consumer advocate.

Mental Health Crisis Demands Sweeping Transformation
6/30/2003
New national survey data shows 67% of mental health consumers in the prime of their lives are unemployed: 55% have an annual income of less than $10,000. Nation's grassroots, state and federal leaders call for unified commitment for immediate change.



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