Press Releases

NAMI Honors Nation’s Exemplary Psychiatrists; Celebrates 25th Anniversary at APA Meeting in NYC
May 01 2004
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) will honor 16 physicians with “Exemplary Psychiatrists Awards” at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in New York City.
NAMI Alabama Parent Testifies Before U.S. Senate On Family’s Ordeal in Seeking Help For Child With Mental Illness
Apr 28 2004
Linda Champion of Montgomery, Alabama testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee today that findings by the U.S. Surgeon General and President Bush’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health on the fragmentation of the nation’s mental health care system and burden of suffering on families of children with mental illnesses are "frankly, an understatement."
NAMIWALKS Deliver Message That Recovery From Mental Illness is Possible
Apr 28 2004
Tens of thousands of Americans will take to the streets beginning this weekend, May 1-2, to raise public awareness that recovery from mental illnesses is possible.
Emergency Departments See Dramatic Increase in People with Mental Illness Seeking Care
Apr 27 2004

A recent upsurge in people with mental illness seeking treatment in emergency departments is taking a significant toll on patient care and hospital resources nationwide, according to a new survey of emergency physicians conducted by the nation’s leading mental health organizations and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Fact Sheets: Spending Money in All the Wrong Places
Apr 14 2004
Two of the most important but often unexplored stories about failures in the mental health care system are the shift in costs to other sectors of society—and the degree to which mental illnesses represent a dimension of broader problems in American society, such as unemployment.
NAMI Task Force Calls For Stronger, Smarter Investment In Federal Scientific Research on Serious Mental Illnesses To Build on Break-Throughs
Mar 18 2004
The star of the television show, Monk, is not the only detective when it comes to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
NAMI Florida Lanza la 'Campaign for the Mind of America' con el Estudio sobre el Estado de los Servicios de Salud Mental
Mar 18 2004
NAMI Florida, con socios nacionales y estatales, emitió el informe El Estado de los Servicios de Salud Mental en la Florida (The State of the Mental Health Services in Florida) en la capital el día de hoy como parte de una campaña nacional para la construcción de apoyos para la recuperación.
NAMI Florida Launches Campaign for the Mind of America With Study of State Mental Health Services
Mar 18 2004
NAMI Florida, with national and state partners, released The State of the Mental Health Services in Florida in the capital today, as part of a national campaign to build support for recovery.
Advocates Assail Budget Proposals to Deny Life-Saving Access to Treatment for People in Need
Feb 10 2004
"The belief that cutting the budget for mental health medications in Medicaid saves money is false," said Mike Mathes, president of NAMI-Florida, before the Florida House appropriations subcommittee today in a hearing on Governor Bush’s proposed budget.
NAMI Urges the FDA to Promptly Issue Guidance on the Use of SSRIs to Treat Major Depression in Children
Feb 02 2004
NAMI calls on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide clear guidance to families and mental health providers on the safe and effective treatment of major depression in children--after reviewing all of the relevant research data.
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