Press Releases

NAMI Honors "People Say I’m Crazy" With National Award
Aug 03 2004
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) has selected  People Say I’m Crazy, scheduled to premiere on Cinemax  on August 18, for its Outstanding Media Award for the best television documentary of  2004.
Michael J. Fitzpatrick Named NAMI National Executive Director
Jul 29 2004
The NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Board of Directors formally announced today the appointment of Michael J. Fitzpatrick as the national organization’s executive director. 
African Americans: Facing Mental Illness, Experiencing Recovery
Jul 27 2004
African Americans face unique challenges in confronting mental illness and finding paths to recovery, which will be the focus of a symposium organized by NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) on September 8, 2004, in Washington, D.C.
NAMI ANNOUNCES "STAR" CENTER
Jul 22 2004
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) has inaugurated a new technical assistance center to help improve and increase the capacity of consumer-operated programs to meet the needs of persons living with mental illnesses in diverse communities.
Stop Putting Sick Children in Jail
Jul 07 2004
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) today condemned state and local governments that warehouse children and adolescents with mental illnesses in the juvenile justice system—simply because adequate treatment and services in their communities are unavailable.
OKLAHOMA’S STEVEN BUCK NAMED NAMI DIRECTOR OF STATE RELATIONS
Jul 01 2004
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today announced the appointment of Steven Buck as Director of State Relations of the nation’s largest grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults living with mental illnesses. Buck, currently Deputy Director of State Relations, starts in his new position immediately.
WHAT’S A PARENT TO DO?
Jun 09 2004
For children and teenagers with mental illnesses, the greatest risk may be to do nothing, NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) warned today, in releasing a report on "Children and Psychotropic Medications."
MEDIA ADVISORY: Children & Psychiatric Medications NAMI Report to be Released at Press Conference
Jun 02 2004
The report will provide important perspectives on the need for sound clinical practice and giving parents information to make decisions in the best interests of their children: which goes to the heart of any news story on children and psychiatric medications.
NAMI Establishes New Multicultural Action Center
Jun 02 2004
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) today announced creation of a Multicultural Action Center (MAC) in conjunction with a national forum offering multicultural perspectives on President Bush’s New Freedom Commission Report.
NAMI MAINE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP IN HELPING PRISONERS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
May 21 2004
Carol Carothers, executive director of NAMI Maine, who led Maine’s initiative to prevent inappropriate incarceration and improve treatment of people with mental illnesses has been awarded $120,000 and the nation’s highest honor for community health leadership.
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