Mrs. United States "Breaks the Silence" During Mental Illness Awareness Week
Oct 09 2008
Dr. Gariane Gunter, a psychiatrist in South Carolina, recently was crowned Mrs. United States and will dedicate her reign to raising public awareness about mental illness. As part of her education campaign, Gunter is working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and in honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 5-11) she writes about her advocacy efforts on the NAMI blog at www.nami.org/blog
Presidential Election 2008
Sep 04 2008
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement by executive director Michael J. Fitzpatrick:
Grading the States: Mental Health Services Survey
Aug 20 2008
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is preparing to grade each of the 50 states on mental health services and invites the public to help by taking an online survey—and forwarding it to others.
NAMI Applauds Legislation Based on GAO Report on Transition-Age Obstacles
Jun 25 2008
Under the best of circumstances, the transition years from adolescence to adulthood are rarely easy. They are infinitely harder for young adults, ages 18 to 26, who live with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Their transitions are also made more difficult by the separation and differences that exist between the nation’s child and adolescent and adult mental health care systems.