Press Releases

NAMI Calls on Presidential Commission to Fight Stigma as Part of Reform
Jul 18 2002

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today testified before President Bush's "New Freedom" Commission on Mental Health -- pointing to a recent, offensive headline in the Trentonian as an example of how people with mental illness are devalued by stigma, which leads to lack of investment in treatment and recovery.

NAMI Condemns Trenton Newspaper for "Roasted Nuts" Headline About Fire at Psychiatric Hospital
Jul 16 2002

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the nation's largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness, has expressed "shock and outrage" over a headline in The Trentonian newspaper in Trenton, NJ for a July 10, 2002 story about a fire at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital-calling it one of the "worst examples of prejudice and discrimination toward people with mental illnesses in recent memory."

Leading Experts to Discuss Latest Developments at Annual Convention
Jul 10 2002

he 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. In keeping with the theme, From Discovery to Recovery.

Idaho, New Jersey, and Ft. Wayne NAMI Groups Win National Honors
Jun 29 2002

The National Alliance for the Mentally (NAMI), the nation's largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses, presented awards to NAMI Idaho, NAMI New Jersey and NAMI Ft. Wayne, Indiana at its annual convention today.

NAMI Honors Kansas Consumer Advocate for Outstanding Service and Dedication
Jun 28 2002

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has presented its annual Lionel Aldridge Award to longtime NAMI member Bryce Miller of Topeka, Kansas.

Billy Graham's 35,000 Souls: One in Five Will Experience Mental Illness
Jun 28 2002

Reverend Billy Graham drew 35,000 people to this city's Paul Brown Stadium last night. Statistically, according to the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI), which is holding its own national convention, "Building Communities of Hope" in Cincinnati this week.

NAMI Convention Speakers Warn: Mental Illness Increasing, Services Worsening
Jun 27 2002

Keynote speakers at the opening plenary session of the 23rd annual convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today warned that the nation's mental health treatment system is in severe crisis.

NAMI Honors Southwest Missouri Affiliate for Outstanding Implementation of National Program
Jun 26 2002

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has presented one of three annual In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness awards to NAMI Southwest Missouri for successfully and creatively implementing a national program that significantly involves people with mental illnesses (consumers) within the organization, training them to deliver messages of hope and recovery to public audiences.

NAMI Honors Clackamas County Affiliate for Outstanding Implementation of National Program
Jun 26 2002

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has presented one of three annual In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness awards to NAMI Clackamas County for successfully and creatively implementing a national program that significantly involves people with mental illnesses (consumers) within the organization, training them to deliver messages of hope and recovery to public audiences.

NAMI Unveils Monitoring Project to Measure State Mental Health Care Systems and Provide "Dynamic Accountability"
Jun 26 2002

As the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) began its national convention today, with more than 2,000 members arriving, the NAMI Policy Research Institute (NPRI) unveiled plans for a state monitoring project to compile comprehensive data to create a new baseline by which to monitor the quality and progress of the nation's mental healthcare systems.

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