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The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today commends the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) for its draft report that will significantly enhance protections for individuals with mental illnesses who participate as human subjects in research.
In a move to stem a tide of death resulting from the inappropriate use of physical restraints in psychiatric facilities across the United States, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today called for an immediate federal investigation into the magnitude of this problem.
Frustrated by this Nation’s continued failure to provide effective care and treatment for individuals with the most severe mental illnesses, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today announced a bold initiative that will seek to bring a proven treatment program to every state by the year 2002.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will hold a breakfast briefing on Capitol Hill for members of Congress, their staffs, and the media on October 6, 1998. The event will underscore the failure to provide effective community-based treatment to individuals with the most severe mental illnesses and will launch a new NAMI initiative.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today blasted Governor Wilson for vetoing AB1100 which would have turned the tide on discrimination against Californians suffering from mental illness.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today lent its support to congressional efforts to make health plans more accountable to the needs of people living with brain disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and severe anxiety disorders.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today called on California Governor Pete Wilson to stand tall and join 19 other states by signing into law a bill (AB1100) that would require health insurance plans to cover serious mental illness in the same manner as physical illnesses.
NAMI applauds and supports Representatives Marge Roukema (R-NJ) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) for their courageous actions in calling for a bipartisan task force on mental illness that would examine gaps in the current public treatment system and more effectively hold accountable those states and communities that have failed people with serious brain disorders.
NAMI today announced the election of Jacqueline Shannon as the president of its national Board of Directors.
Compaq was among nine major American corporations representing thousands of employees across the United States to receive the first-ever Leadership in Business award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) at the organization's annual convention in Washington, DC.