Press Releases

NAMI Urges Virginia Governor Gilmore to Make History by Signing Parity Law
Mar 19 1999

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has called on Virginia Governor James Gilmore to sign legislation passed overwhelmingly by the Virginia General Assembly to end discrimination in health insurance coverage for people with mental illnesses.

Bipartisan House Legislation Introduced to Remove Barriers to Work for People with Disabilities
Mar 18 1999

Americans with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and anxiety disorders are profoundly grateful to the bipartisan coalition of House members who today are introducing the Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999.

New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson Given Second Chance To End Discrimination Against Persons With Mental Illness
Mar 17 1999

NAMI... holds vigil with high hopes that New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will not again veto the bipartisan showing of support from New Mexico's legislators who voted overwhelmingly in the House and Senate for HB 489, equal coverage for mental illnesses as that offered for other physical illnesses.

NAMI Applauds NBC News Program "Back to Bedlam" For Exposing Failure of Mental Healthcare System
Mar 12 1999

NAMI applauds tonight's Geraldo Rivera NBC News special "Back To Bedlam" for exposing our nation's failed mental healthcare policies that result in the incarceration rather than the treatment of hundreds of thousands of people with mental illness.

Federal legislation Will End Health Insurance Discrimination
Feb 25 1999

U.S. Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Paul Wellstone (D-MN) told NAMI and a small group of mental health advocates late yesterday that their bill will ensure greater coverage of mental health benefits by providing full parity for adult and child mental illnesses.

Utah House Passes Landmark Parity Bill, Spotlight Now On Senate
Feb 25 1999

Utah's House of Representatives for the first time has passed legislation to end health insurance discrimination for people with severe mental illnesses.

NAMI Calls "Beverly Hills 90210" Plot Grossly Irresponsible
Feb 17 1999

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today criticized FOX TV and the producers of the television show, "Beverly Hills 90210," for broadcasting "misinformation" about treatment options available for schizophrenia.

NAMI Warns State Against Being "Accessory to Suicide"
Feb 12 1999

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today called on Ohio Governor Bob Taft to grant executive clemency to Wilford Berry, who on February 19th is scheduled to become the first person executed by the State of Ohio in 35 years.

Governor Almond and Cabinet Host "Living with Schizophrenia" Forum
Jan 21 1999

Charles Feldman understands what it means to recover from a severe mental illness... Today, as a presenter for NAMI-Rhode Island (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), he teaches others like himself how to manage mental illness.

Bipartisan Leadership Bill to Remove Barriers to Work for People with Disabilities
Jan 13 1999

Americans with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and anxiety disorders should be profoundly grateful today to Senators Jim Jeffords (R-VT), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Bill Roth (R-DE) and Pat Moynihan (D-NY) for their joint sponsorship of legislation that will remove the fear of losing federal health benefits as a barrier to work.

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