Press Releases

Miami Shooting of Man with Bipolar Disorder
Dec 08 2005

NAMI's heart goes out to the family of Rigoberto Alpizar and to the marshals involved in the shooting, who we know must be profoundly affected by this tragedy.

NAMI Applauds ABC-TV Network Affiliates Broadcasting "Shadow Voices" Documentary
Nov 29 2005
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds ABC-TV affiliate stations, which at their discretion will broadcast the documentary, Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness, beginning Sunday, December 4th and running through February 4th
After an Attempt: NAMI Publishes Suicide Prevention Guides for Doctors, Families and Attempt Survivors
Nov 09 2005

In a typical high school classroom, three students - one boy and two girls - have attempted suicide over the past year.

The Institute of Medicine Prescription for Mental Health Care; NAMI Calls for Action
Nov 01 2005

In 1999, the landmark U.S. Surgeon General Report on Mental Health documented barriers to treatment. Two years ago, President Bush’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health called for transformation of a fragmented “system in shambles.”

Mental Health Groups Launch Web Site Dedicated to Medicare’s New Prescription Drug Benefit
Oct 13 2005
Leading mental health organizations have joined together to create a central resource on Medicare’s new prescription drug benefit.
Surveys Reveal Gap in Understanding of Bipolar Disorder
Oct 06 2005

Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment options, public understanding about bipolar disorder remains low, according to two surveys released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today – Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day

NAMI Praises NIMH Study on Treatment of Schizophrenia; Medications Must Be Chosen Carefully; Issues Identified for Continued Research
Sep 21 2005

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) this week praised the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) for the first installment in a series of studies on the treatment of schizophrenia

NAMI Hits FEMA Policy for Ignoring People With Mental Illnesses In Hurricane Relief
Sep 14 2005

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to broaden its Crisis Counseling Program to include treatment and services for people with serious mental illnesses.

NAMI Creates Dedicated Fund for Hurricane Disaster Relief for Mental Illness
Sep 02 2005
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has established a special dedicated fund to help provide relief to individuals and families affected by serious mental illnesses in the Gulf region left devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Albuquerque Tragedy
Aug 26 2005

Three years ago, President Bush visited Albuquerque, New Mexico and made a call to action to transform the nation’s mental health care system.