Press Releases

A Shooting Death in San Diego
Feb 15 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is saddened and concerned by the police shooting death last week of William Anthony Miller, Jr., age 42, who suffered from mental illness.

NAMI Launches National "I Vote, I Count" Campaign For Voter Registration & Education
Feb 07 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) yesterday launched "I Vote, I Count 2000," a national non-partisan campaign for voter registration and education targeted to people with severe mental illness, their families and friends-with a goal of building a broad, aggressive movement for fundamental change in America's mental healthcare system.

NAMI Calls on North Carolina Lawmakers to Stem the "Tide of Death"
Feb 06 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today praised the Charlotte Observer of Charlotte, North Carolina, for exposing an appalling pattern of neglect, abuse, and unreported deaths in North Carolina mental health facilities, which has set off a firestorm of reaction among state lawmakers and advocates.

NAMI's Interviews With Danielle Steel & Kay Jamison Provide Advance Glimpse of Tuesday Hearing
Feb 04 2000

On February 8, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Resources, Education & Related Agencies will hold a hearing on suicide prevention that will include testimony from best-selling author Danielle Steel and Professor Kay Redfield Jamison, author of several academic and popular books on mental illness.

Mental Illness Recovery Platform Emphasized At NAMI Annual Legislative Conference, February 5-8, 2000
Feb 02 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will hold its annual legislative conference on February 5-8, 2000, at the Arlington Hilton Hotel, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA (703-528-6000). Approximately 200 NAMI leaders from throughout the United States will attend.

What Does Every Presidential Candidate Except John McCain Know About Mental Illness?
Jan 28 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill expressed disappointment and concern over news from New Hampshire that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) apparently stands alone among presidential candidates in opposing a federal mandate that health insurance plans provide the same coverage for brain disorders as they provide for other disorders.

Texas Execution Tests Governor Bush's Compassion on Eve of Iowa Caucuses
Jan 19 2000

Larry Robison is scheduled to be executed on Friday, January 21st. A few days later, Iowa will cast the first votes in this year's presidential election.

Mental Illness Suicide Prevention
Jan 08 2000

We commend Dr. David Satcher, the Surgeon General, for his Call to Action to Prevent Suicide, published last year, along with his recent Report on Mental Health—the first in the nation’s history. 

NAMI Moves to New National Headquarters
Jan 06 2000

NAMI, formerly the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, is moving its headquarters to larger offices in Arlington, Virginia, located at Colonial Place Three, 2107 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300.