Press Releases

Remembering Wayne S. Fenton, M.D.
Sep 05 2006

NAMI is deeply saddened by the tragic death on September 3, 2006, of Dr. Wayne Fenton, director of the schizophrenia research branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

NAMI Honors College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists with Award
Jul 26 2006
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has honored the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) with its Excellence in Community Mental Health Services Award in recognition of their outstanding efforts to educate people about the available medications for the treatment of mental illness.
Andrea Yates Verdict: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
Jul 26 2006
Justice has been served by the finding of a Texas jury today that Andrea Yates is “not guilty by reason of insanity” (NGRI) in the tragic deaths of her children five years ago.
NAMI and Magellan Partnership Provides Public Education about Mental Illness
Jul 24 2006
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) announced today that Magellan Health Services, Inc., the nation’s largest manager of mental health and substance abuse services has expanded their program sponsorship of NAMI’s national Provider Education Program.
Jul 18 2006
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is appealing to the news media and other authorities to publicize heightened risks of heat exhaustion and heat stroke for people with mental illnesses who take psychiatric medications.
National Survey Finds Depression Costs Nearly Tripled for Individuals With Limited Access to Care
Jul 11 2006

Individuals with depression and limited access to treatment incurred an average of nearly three times the annual out-of-pocket costs for medication, psychotherapy and other treatment costs than individuals with less restricted access ($4,312 versus $1,496), according to results of a new survey.

NAMI Announces New Board Members
Jul 01 2006

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) elected three new members to its national board of directors at its annual convention this week. Two incumbents were re-elected. The new board also elected officers for the 2006-2007 year.

NAMI Honors the CBS Television Network Public Service Campaign on Depression
Jun 28 2006

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor the CBS Television Network with its Outstanding Media Award for Public Service for the network’s CBS Cares public service awareness campaign on depression, during its annual national convention this week.

NAMI and The HealthCentral Network Announce Partnership to Develop Online Resources
Jun 08 2006
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and The HealthCentral Network (, a ChoiceMedia company, have formed a partnership to create new Internet content and services for individuals seeking information on mental illnesses and support for recovery.
NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists for Disaster Relief
May 25 2006
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) honored 16 physicians with "Exemplary Psychiatrists Awards" at the international American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting this week, held in Toronto, Canada.