NAMI Blog: PBS, MTV and Jane Pauley
May 30 2008
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor television journalist Jane Pauley for contributions to public education about mental illness at NAMI’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida June 13-16, 2008.
NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists
May 06 2008
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is honoring 30 doctors as "Exemplary Psychiatrists" at the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in the nation’s capital this week.
NAMI Echoes Iowa State Television and Mental Health Study Findings
May 02 2008
The National Alliance on Mental Illness's Bob Carolla responded to a recent Iowa State University influence of television on mental health treatment study, "The Iowa State study is right. Television's portrayal of people who live with mental illnesses and people who work in mental health professions too often reflects negative stereotypes. It makes stigma and discrimination worse. Hollywood sometimes gets it right, but only when producers, directors and writers take the time to do their homework. There are basic standards of accuracy, fairness and compassion that still produce good entertainment."