Press Releases

NAMI Urges Surgeon General To Make Suicide Prevention Top Priority
Apr 17 1998

Statement by Laurie M. Flynn, Executive Director, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

NAMI applauds Surgeon General David Satcher for recognizing the epidemic proportions suicide has reached and for announcing plans to develop the National Suicide Prevention Strategy our nation so desperately needs. 

The National Alliance For The Mentally Ill Urges Illinois Senate Action On House Bill 111
Apr 17 1998

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is urging the Illinois senate to help bring an end to discrimination against people with mental illness and pass House Bill 111 currently being held in the Senate Rules Committee. 

NAMI Salutes Georgia Governor and State Lawmakers
Apr 13 1998

 

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today praised Georgia Governor, Zell Miller and state lawmakers for standing up to stigma and ending insurance discrimination against people with severe mental illnesses.

NAMI Congratulates Massachusetts Senate On Passing Parity And Urges House To Do The Same
Apr 03 1998

The Massachusetts Senate rectified a great wrong on April 2nd by passing S-1877, "An Act Relative to Certain Health Care Benefits."

NAMI Congratulates NJ Senate On Passing Parity And Urges NJ Assembly To Do The Same
Apr 01 1998

The New Jersey Senate rectified a great wrong on March 30th by passing S-86, "An Act Concerning Health Insurance Benefits for Mental Health."

Full Health Insurance Coverage A Must For People With Severe Mental Illnesses
Mar 26 1998

NAMI applauds the bipartisan leadership of Representatives Marge Roukema (R-NJ), Connie Morella (R-MD), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Bob Wise (D-WV) in working to provide equal health insurance for people with severe mental illnesses. 

Millions With Schizophrenia Not Getting Basic Treatment, Landmark Study Shows Care Lags Far Behind Science
Mar 24 1998

In response to the alarming results of a landmark study which reveals that more than half of individuals with schizophrenia receive inadequate care, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today released new treatment guidelines for this vulnerable population.

NAMI Endorses Campaign To Double NIH Funding
Mar 19 1998

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today rallied behind a new national campaign to double federal funding for biomedical research before 2000.

NAMI Salutes South Dakota Governor And State Lawmakers For Ending Discrimination Against Mental Illness
Mar 16 1998

 The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today praised South Dakota Governor, William J. Janklow and state lawmakers for standing up to stigma and ending insurance discrimination against people with severe mental illnesses.

What Americans Need To Know About Health Insurance For Mental Illness
Mar 13 1998

With the federal Mental Health Parity Act ushering in a new era in insurance coverage for persons with severe mental illness, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill released today its new NAMI Equal Coverage Kit to help families understand how this modest anti-discrimination law may help them get essential medical treatment.

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