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The ACA Debate: Move Forward, Not Back
Posted on Feb 07 2017
Huffington Post

Lives are at stake. CEO Mary Giliberti's HP blog quotes residents of California, Michigan and Pennsylvania. NAMI’s position is non-partisan and simple. We want to keep what works and make the mental health care system even better than it is today.

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.

We Put Our Lives on Hold for 7 Years to Get Our Schizophrenic Son the Help He Needed
Posted on Feb 02 2017
Good Housekeeping

Liz and Steve joined the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a support and advocacy program for families dealing with mental illness.

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..”


How Parents Can Identify Mental Health Problems in Their College Kids
Posted on Jan 30 2017
US News & World Report

See also  NAMI's special guide, "Starting the Connversation: College and Your Mental Health" at

Does more mental health treatment and less stigma produce better mental health?
Posted on Jan 30 2017
The Conversation

Two articles published in World Psychiatry shine a light on how the public views mental health care. The findings are surprisingly optimistic.

She foresaw disaster when her young son threw a computer at his teacher. How she helped him and other mentally ill kids.
Posted on Jan 11 2017
Washington Post

NAMI Iowa's Tammy Nyden, professor of philosophy at Grinnell College, has led the campaign for child mental heath services Things are moving in  the right direction, but not fast enough.

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
USA Today

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 .

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