Press Releases

This Mental Health Month NAMI Answers the Question “WhyCare?” About Mental Health
Apr 30 2019
During the month of May, NAMI will launch the WhyCare? awareness campaign for Mental Health Month. The campaign emphasizes how the “power of caring” can make a life-changing impact on the more than 40 million people in the U.S. who face the day-to-day reality of having a mental health condition.
NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership
Apr 24 2019
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, effective today, as she departs to pursue more time with her family.
NAMI Applauds the Introduction of the Commander John Scott Hannon VA Mental Health Improvement Act of 2019
Mar 13 2019
Landmark legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate today to help reduce veteran suicides and improve mental health outcomes. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will increase access to mental health care, expand diagnostic research and authorize new programs to combat veteran suicides. 
Mental Health and Lung Health Advocates Unite to Address Smoking Epidemic among Those with Mental Illness
Oct 24 2018

NAMI is joining forces with Quitter’s Circle®, an online quit-smoking community, to help overcome the unique barriers associated with smoking cessation in the mental health community. 

 
7 Health Organizations File Lawsuit Against the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Plan Final Rule
Sep 14 2018

Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association (APA), AIDS United, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Little Lobbyists today filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies.

NAMI Elects New Board of Directors at Annual Convention in New Orleans
Jul 05 2018

NAMI is pleased to announce its new incoming board of directors. Board members are elected for three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.

Mental Health Parity at Risk
Jun 12 2018

NAMI released a report highlighting the impossible barriers millions of Americans living with mental health and substance use disorders faced prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

2018 NAMI Annual Convention Media Advisory
Jun 12 2018

Join NAMI in New Orleans for the Annual Convention connecting people affected by mental illness with resources, research and support. 

There is a Virus Spreading Across the Country. It’s Stigma. Do You Have It?
May 01 2018

During the month of May, NAMI will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness of mental illness. This year, NAMI is launching "CureStigma," a new campaign that positions stigma as a “social virus” that is spreading across America.

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. 

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