Press Releases

NAMI Applauds President's Call to "Rethink" Solitary Confinement
Jan 27 2016

President Obama ordered a ban on the use of solitary confinement for juveniles and sharp limits on its use for people with serious mental illness. 

NAMI Applauds Agreement on the 2016 Budget Bill
Dec 18 2015

Mary Giliberti, executive director of the NAMI issued the following statement praising the House and Senate for their work in reaching agreement on the federal budget bill for 2016.

Mental Health Report: Good News, Bad News in State Mental Health Legislation Passed in 2015; NAMI Applauds Minnesota, New York and Virginia as Reform Leaders; Congress Slow to Act
Dec 08 2015

NAMI’s third annual report on state legislation that took place across the country in 2015 found lots of good news, but unfortunately some bad news as well.

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 https://www.nami.org/suicideawarenessmonth.

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