Press Releases

NAMI Examines Pivotal of Research in Recovery from Severe Mental Illness at Annual Convention
Jul 15 1998

Research continues to fuel the dramatic breakthroughs and scientific advancements in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of serious brain disorders that are helping millions of Americans recover from the once crippling effects of severe mental illness.

NAMI Kicks-Off Annual Convention With Special Legislative Briefings
Jul 13 1998

U.S. Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) are the opening keynote speakers on Thursday, July 16th, at the annual convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the nation’s leading grassroots advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of those with severe mental illnesses.

From Discovery to Recovery: NAMI Hosts Annual Convention In Washington, D.C.
Jul 07 1998

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the nation’s leading grassroots advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses, will host its annual convention July 15-19, 1998 in Washington, D.C.

NAMI Urges Puerto Rico Senate To Remove Barriers To Fair Medical Treatment
Jun 24 1998

NAMI calls on Puerto Rico Senate leaders to end insurance discrimination against people with mental illness and pass the “Equal Treatment in Mental Health Services In Puerto Rico” bill (Senate Bill 1140) without delay. 

The Michael Laudor Tragedy
Jun 19 1998

We are devastated by the news of the terrible tragedy of Caroline Costello’s death. Our hearts break for this young woman and her family. Our compassion and tears over her death also extend to Michael Laudor’s family who showed never-ending love and support for their son since his initial diagnosis of schizophrenia.

NAMI Urges New York Senate To Pass Parity Bill Before Legislature Adjourns On Thursday
Jun 16 1998

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today urged the New York Senate to pass the mental health parity bill before the legislature adjourns on Thursday.

Landmark Court Decision Against Kmart Strikes Down Unfair Disability Coverage For Severe Mental Illness
Jun 15 1998

 In the first lawsuit of its kind to go to trial in the United States, a federal court late last week held that a long-term disability policy which provides lower benefits for people with severe mental illnesses than other medical disorders is unfair and discriminatory.

NAMI Urges Massachusetts Legislature To Pass Mental Health Parity Bill
Jun 04 1998

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today called for swift passage of S2165, which would amend the Massachusetts insurance laws so that mental illnesses are covered in the same way as other biologically based diseases.

NAMI Awards Outstanding Psychiatrists
Jun 03 1998

Selected by NAMI’s own grassroots membership, the physicians are being honored for their contributions to greater public understanding of brain disorders, outspoken work to eliminate stigma, or efforts to fight discriminatory policies against people with brain disorders.

NAMI Praises Tennessee Governor Sundquist For Ending Insurance Discrimination Against People With Mental Illness
May 27 1998

Laurie Flynn, executive director of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), congratulates Republican Governor Don Sundquist for signing House Bill 3177 into law, putting an end to insurance discrimination against thousands of people with mental illness in Tennessee.

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