Press Releases

NAMI Awards EEX For Leading The Way In Equal Insurance Coverage For Mental Illness
Jul 31 1998

EEX was among nine major American corporations representing thousands of employees across the United States who received 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.

The National Alliance For The Mentally Ill Calls For Parity In Massachusetts
Jul 28 1998

NAMI today called on the Massachusetts legislature to enact a health insurance parity bill before the session ends on Friday.

The Russell Weston Tragedy is the Tragic Story of Schizophrenia in America
Jul 27 1998

Our hearts go out to the families of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Special Agent John M. Gibson who were killed in the line of duty this past Friday.

NAMI Awards Nine U.S. Corporations Leading The Way In Equal Insurance Coverage For Severe Mental Illness
Jul 20 1998

Nine major American corporations representing thousands of employees across the United States received today the first-ever Leadership in Business award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) at the organization's annual convention in Washington, D.C.

Clarke Ross To Join NAMI As Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy
Jul 18 1998

NAMI today announced the appointment of Clarke Ross, D.P.A., as its new Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy, the organization’s chief staff officer for coordinating public policy.

Massachusetts Advocate Honored For Personal Courage, Leadership, And Advocacy On Behalf Of Others Living With Serious Mental Illnesses
Jul 18 1998

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today presented the Lionel Aldridge Award to Moe Armstrong of Boston, Massachusetts for his tremendous courage in successfully living with schizophrenia and extraordinary efforts to advocate on behalf of consumers and family members similarly affected by serious mental illnesses.

Montana Advocate Honored Nationally For Fighting Discrimination Against People With Mental Illness
Jul 18 1998

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today honored Wesley Alcorn of Helena, Montana, for his tenacious advocacy to improve the lives of individuals with serious brain disorders.

Nation at Crossroads of Success or Failure, Declare Advocates for the Mentally Ill
Jul 17 1998

While millions of Americans who suffer from once crippling brain disorders are experiencing new found freedom and independence as a result of remarkable breakthrough medications, the majority are still imprisoned by stigma and discrimination resulting from imperfect laws and inadequate protections.

New Federal Report Reconfirms Affordability of Equal Health Insurance Coverage for Mental Illnesses
Jul 15 1998

The latest federal report on the costs of health insurance for mental illnesses, issued today by the National Advisory Mental Health Council, tells us, once again, that mental illnesses can be covered in health plans the same as other illnesses without breaking the bank.

New Report Shows Costs of Medications for Severe Mental Illnesses Significantly Higher in United States, Than in Europe
Jul 15 1998

We are gravely concerned about the results of a study released today by the Public Citizen’s Health Research Group documenting that newer medications used to treat severe mental illnesses cost twice as much in the United States than in European countries.

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