Press Releases

NIMH Study of Schizophrenia Drugs Requires "New Thinking" in Research, Not Restrictions Based on Cost
Dec 01 2006
The third installment of studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on the treatment of schizophrenia with anti-psychotic medications confirms a basic fact that many physicians, consumers, and policymakers already know. "First generation" generic drugs cost less than "second-generation" advancements.
Thank You, Bebe Moore Campbell
Nov 28 2006
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) mourns the passing of Bebe Moore Campbell, the best-selling author who shared great insight and compassion in writing about individuals and families confronting social issues, including mental illness.
Campaign for Mental Health Reform Names William Emmet as Director
Nov 16 2006
The Campaign for Mental Health Reform, a collaboration of 16 leading national mental health organizations, has appointed William Emmet as its director, responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing its advocacy agenda.
Lance Armstrong, Jon Bon Jovi, John McCain and Barack Obama Join in Seeking New National Dialogue
Nov 01 2006
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is teamingwith a new, on-line community, HOTSOUP.COM, as part of an experiment to transform polarized national debate into constructive dialogue.
Latest NIMH Study Results—Treatment of Depression
Nov 01 2006
The latest results in the landmark STAR*D study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, demonstrates the importance of giving people access to the best possible, most effective medication—right from the start.
NAMI awards Dr. Charles L. Bowden Mental Health Research Award
Oct 19 2006
For his research on Bipolar Disorder, Professor Dr. Charles L. Bowden received a $50,000 award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) at the Second Annual NAMI Research Gala on October 18, 2006 in Washington DC
NAMI Critiques Latest Schizophrenia Study: Interesting Science, Bad Policy Tool
Oct 03 2006

A British study published in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, comparing old and new antipsychotic medications, has two major implications for federal and state policies, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today advised.

Diverse New Coalition Launches Education Campaign To Counter Misconceptions About Depression
Sep 14 2006
Frustrated and concerned by popular misconceptions that trivialize depression as “just the blues” or dismiss it entirely as an “imaginary disease,” seven prominent physician, patient and civic nonprofit organizations have joined together to launch a public education campaign to tell Americans the truth about depression
Police Training in Washington, D.C.
Sep 07 2006

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with serious mental illnesses, and their families, has joined the District of Columbia's Police Complaints Board (PCB) in calling for a police crisis intervention team (CIT) to improve and strengthen police responses in situations involving individuals experiencing psychiatric crises in the District.

Department of Justice Study: Mental Illness of Prison Inmates Worse Than Past Estimates
Sep 06 2006
The release today of a study by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) showing than 64 percent of local jail inmates, 56 percent of state prisoners and 45 percent of federal prisoners have symptoms of serious mental illnesses is an indictment of the nation’s mental healthcare system.