In the News
Mental illness advocate weighs in on gun regulation repeal
Posted on Feb 04 2017
“The intent is good to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill but the process of just allowing the Social Security to sorta willy nilly decide who that is.. Is probably not the best way to handle that," said Paton Blough, a member of the NAMI South Carolina board.
Dating & Mental Illness: 5 Ways to Deal
Posted on Feb 01 2017
The growing number of undiagnosed mental illnesses—specifically in the Black community —is a nagging concern. According to NAMI, “a good relationship provides valuable social support during difficult times..”
The potential red flags in Ft. Lauderdale shooting
Posted on Jan 09 2017
NAMI senior policy advisor Ron Honberg discusses the alleged gunman in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting and if there is a disconnect between treatment of mental illnesses and gun laws (3 minute video).
Carrie Fisher's Death: What We Now Know
Posted on Dec 30 2016
NAMI posted a tribute on Twitter and its Facebook page, highlighting one of quotes about how living with bipolar disorder requires "stamina and courage.” NAMI medical director Ken Duckworth said that her box-office legacy pales in comparison to what she did for millions of Americans living with mental illness.
How the big biomedical bill advances U.S. mental health care
Posted on Dec 22 2016
PBS News Hour
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) the lead sponsor of the NAMI-backed mental health reform is interviewed about its successful adoption. He notes that if you or a family member have a mental health disorder that requires professional help—often at great expense—you unfortunately have to navigate a maze of treatment options, professional designations, insurance claims .
A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Mental Health Resources
Posted on Dec 21 2016
When you or your family need help, "start at the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nami.org. There you can look up treatment options for more than a dozen disorders, from ADHD to schizophrenia, plus find discussion groups and support." Part of a special feature issue.