Press Releases

Supreme Court Gives Incremental Victory to Persons With Mental Illness in Olmstead Decision
Jun 22 1999

The Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C. provides an incremental victory for persons suffering from mental illness by affirming the presumption for treatment in community settings under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A Brother's "Cycle Across America"
Jun 18 1999

A week after the White House Conference on Mental Health, Brian Kaplan, 39, began pedaling from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware as part of a personal odyssey to both commemorate his impending 40th birthday and support a cause that is close to his heart: NAMI's support for families who are coping with the challenges of severe mental illness.

NAMI Applauds White House Conference on Mental Health
Jun 07 1999

Today, NAMI applauded the President of the United States and Mrs. Tipper Gore, Mental Health Advisor to the President, for their leadership in convening the first White House Conference on Mental Health

NAMI Media Efforts in Connection With White House Conference on Mental Health
Jun 07 1999

The June 7, 1999 White House Conference on Mental Health has generated considerable media coverage of issues related to mental illness.

NAMI Calls On President Clinton To Require Mental Health Insurance Parity From Federal Contractors
Jun 04 1999

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has called on President Clinton to take executive action to require private contractors doing business with the federal government to guarantee equal coverage of mental illnesses in health insurance plans they provide their own employees.

White House to Require Full Mental Illness Insurance Parity for Federal Employees
May 25 1999

Millions of Americans are cheering today at the news that the White House plans to require health insurance coverage for severe mental illnesses comparable to that for physical ailments for federal employees and their families.

"Dawson's Creek" Links With NAMI To Educate Youth on Mental Illness
May 21 1999

Dawson's Desktop, the interactive Internet version of Warner Brothers' popular television drama "Dawson's Creek" has linked with the Web site of the National Alliance for the Mentally (NAMI)-the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to helping people with severe mental illness-to educate teenagers and young adults about biologically-based brain disorders.

NAMI Recognizes Outstanding Psychiatrists
May 18 1999

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today presented its 1999 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award to 39 psychiatrists from around the nation and Canada during the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association here.

Thank You Governor Gilmore!
May 12 1999

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today praised Virginia Governor James S. Gilmore III for his decision to grant clemency to convicted murderer Calvin Swann, originally scheduled to die Wednesday night, converting his sentence from death to life without parole.

Tipper Gore & Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone Treatment Works-But Only if You Get it
May 07 1999

NAMI applauds Tipper Gore for her forthright disclosure of her personal struggle with major depression. We have long known that she is a woman of extraordinary insight, courage and compassion, and her decision to talk about her 1991 experience adds to our high esteem for her.