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NAMI Salutes Influential Individuals For Their Courage In Speaking Publicly About Personal Experiences With Mental Illness

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NAMI is honoring five individuals who have shown outstanding courage in publicly disclosing their personal or family experiences with mental illness and who continue to forthrightly discuss the impact of mental illness in their own lives.&nbsp;</span></p>

NAMI Calls On Governor Johnson To End Discrimination Against People With Mental Illnesses

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">In a letter delivered this morning, the nation&#39;s leading advocacy organization for individuals with mental illnesses and their families urged New Mexico Governor Johnson to sign legislation that will begin to reverse long-standing health insurance discrimination against those struck with chronic and severely debilitating brain disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.</span></p>

Parity In New York &#8211; The Time Is Now

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The New York Assembly rectified a great wrong late yesterday (2/9) by passing A8315--B, &quot;An Act to Amend the Insurance Law.&quot; The act, which passed unanimously, is a significant step in treating illnesses of the brain like illnesses of any other organ of the body.</span></p>

Parity In Tennessee &#8211; Now Is The Time To Show Treatment Works

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">By putting Tennessee families first and not bending to the scare tactics of a few select special interests, Senate bill 2798 has the ability to validate in legislation what researchers have proven in science: Mental illnesses are brain disorders and treatment works.&nbsp;</span></p>

Parity In New Mexico &#8211; The Time Is Now

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">For too long, people with severe mental illnesses have been denied adequate health insurance coverage. HB 315 would establish nondiscriminatory parity coverage in health care plans for major mental illnesses among its state employees.</span></p>

NAMI Calls For Increased Funding For Research Of Serious Brain Disorders

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NAMI Executive Director Laurie M. Flynn today urged Congress to increase overall funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by 15 percent in FY&#39;99.</span></p>

1998 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award Recipients

<p>List of Award Recipients</p>

NAMI To Hold Legislative Conference January 30 &#8211; February 1, 1998

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will conduct its annual legislative conference January 30 - February 1, 1998, at the Arlington Hilton Hotel.</span></p>

Facts On Schizophrenia

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects approximately two million Americans today.</span></p>

NAMI Praises Justice Department&#8217;s Humane Decision In Kaczynski Case

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NAMI praises the U.S. Department of Justice for agreeing to a plea arrangement in the prosecution of Theodore Kaczynski.&nbsp;</span></p>


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