Press Releases

Congress Takes Historic Step Toward Mental Health Reform; NAMI Applauds Many Provisions
Nov 06 2015

Congress moves forward with mental health reform legislation that focuses on the needs of NAMI's members as well as many people who are affected by mental health conditions. 

Six Leading Mental Health Organizations Call on ABC-TV to Drop Halloween Episode; Stigma Violates TV Network's Own Anti-Bullying Campaign
Oct 27 2015

NAMI, NYAPRS, Bazelon, DBSA, APA and MHA sent this letter to ABC President Paul Lee asking them to remove this episode and to air another Halloween-themed Modern Family episode in its place.  

Mental Health Advocates Call on ABC-TV to Drop Halloween Episode
Oct 27 2015

ABC decides to re-air a Modern Family Halloween episode that depicts a stigmatizing 'insane asylum' despite NAMI's backlash for the original airing one year ago. 

NAMI and University of Phoenix to Expand Educational Resources for Mental Health Professionals
Oct 21 2015

NAMI and University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences announced a partnership designed to further inform programs and prepare counseling students to meet the needs of those experiencing mental health issues. 

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.

Is Your Campus StigmaFree? NAMI Calls for Student Mental Health Action
Sep 29 2015

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling on college and university students to take a StigmaFree pledge  and fight discrimination against mental health conditions as part of a growing nationwide movement.

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.

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