Press Releases

NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Victories in Federal Funding Bill
Mar 22 2018

Following the release of the Fiscal Year 2018 federal appropriations package, NAMI is extremely grateful for the increased investments in mental health services and supports. By including significant funding increases for these programs, Congress has taken a crucial step to support individuals with mental illness and their families. 

NAMI Statement on the Parkland School Shooting
Feb 16 2018

NAMI is deeply saddened by the tragic school shooting that occurred yesterday in Parkland, Florida. Here are steps we can take now to educate and intervene early to break down barriers of understanding, and put an end to the stigma that often prevents people from getting the help they so desperately need.

NAMI Releases Parity Report Which Finds Insurance Companies Still Discriminate Against Mental Health Care
Nov 30 2017

A report released today by NAMI reveals new information about the ongoing barriers people with mental illness experience when trying to find affordable, quality mental health care. 

100 Women in Finance Raises $2.6 Million for NAMI
Nov 09 2017

On November 8, NAMI was honored as the beneficiary of 100 Women in Finance’s annual gala in New York City. The event broke their previous fundraising record and raised $2.6 million. We are extremely honored by this gift, which will dramatically change how we deliver our programs to women and their families at all levels of our alliance.

Nearly 300 Advocacy Organizations for Health and Mental Health Urge Congress to Safeguard the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy
Oct 02 2017

The LIS program—which helps more than 11 million low-income Medicare beneficiaries afford medications—could restrict prescription drug access and increase costs for millions of already vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries.

NAMI Expresses Relief that Mental Health Coverage and Protections Remain Intact
Sep 26 2017

NAMI expressed relief that the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health reform bill was pulled from an expected vote this week.


NAMI Mourns the Loss of Senator Pete Domenici
Sep 13 2017

NAMI is saddened to hear the news that former-Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico has passed away.  Senator Domenici worked tirelessly to educate his colleagues about mental illness and the need to improve mental health services and supports.

NAMI Applauds Confirmation of Elinore McCance-Katz as new Federal Leader on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Aug 07 2017

The United States Senate unanimously confirmed Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., as the first ever Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. This new federal leadership position was created by Congress as part of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.   

Senate’s Rejection of Health Care Bill is a Vote for Mental Health Care
Jul 28 2017

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) expresses gratitude for the Senate’s rejection of several proposed bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

NAMI Statement on the Revised Better Care Reconciliation Act
Jul 13 2017

NAMI is deeply disappointed that the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), released today retains provisions that impose significant barriers to treatment and services for people with mental illness.

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