Press Releases

National Depression Survey Reveals Gap in Awareness of Treatment Goals
Aug 23 2005

Results of a new national survey reveal a disparity between what people with depression say they know about their illness and how they manage it.

Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D., of Pennsylvania is New NAMI Board President
Aug 01 2005
Delegates to the recent national convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) in Austin, Texas elected four new members to the organization’s board of directors, along with one incumbent, to three-year terms.
16 National Organizations Cite Crisis in Mental Health System, Release Roadmap for Reform
Jul 27 2005

Today at the U.S. Capitol, the Campaign for Mental Health Reform released "Emergency Response: A Roadmap for Federal Action on America’s Mental Health Crisis." The coalition of 16 national organizations proposed 28 action steps as a "roadmap" for Congress and the Administration to transform the country's ailing mental health care system.

NAMI Florida Opposes AHCA Decision on Changes to Access to Medications for Mental Illness
Jul 13 2005
As the state’s largest grassroots mental health organization of people living with mental illnesses, their families and friends, NAMI Florida is gravely concerned about the recent decision by the Florida Legislature and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to limit access to life-saving medications for people diagnosed with a mental illness.
The Mental Health Community Responds to Tom Cruise's Today Show Interview
Jun 24 2005
Recent interviews by actor Tom Cruise about mental illness, such as those on the TODAY Show on June 24, as part of a movie publicity tour, have outraged mental health consumers and family members.
NAMI Honors California Volunteer for Exceptional Service and Dedication
Jun 20 2005
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) has presented its annual 'Outstanding NAMI Member' Award to William (Bill) Harwood of Santa Ana, California.
NAMI Presents 15th Annual Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards; Focus on Criminal Justice
May 23 2005

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) honors 25 physicians today with its "Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards," presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

A Public Health Crisis: Children and Adolescents with Mental Disorders
May 11 2005

A school superintendent whose daughter once attempted suicide, a college student, a social worker, a board-certified child psychiatrist, and a clinical psychologist who served as a member of President Bush’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health warned today that children’s health and well-being could be at risk without programs for early identification, evaluation and treatment of mental disorders.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Sponsors Walks in 38 States
Apr 07 2005
NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Nobel Prize winner John Nash. President Abraham Lincoln. Profiles of courage and recovery from mental illness. Today, tens of thousands of Americans are taking to the streets to raise public awareness that recovery is indeed possible.
House Medicaid Cuts Devastating for Americans with Mental Illnesses, Say Advocates
Mar 17 2005

The House of Representatives today passed a federal budget resolution that advocates say would dramatically reduce federal support for Medicaid-financed mental health services.

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