Press Releases

NAMI Applauds New Report on Caregiving
Dec 17 2009

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) praises a new report, Caregiving in the U.S. 2009 which offers a revealing portrait of the nearly one-in-three American adults who serve as a family caregiver.

Depression Survey: Implications for Diverse Communities
Dec 10 2009
Americans do not believe that they know much about depression, but are highly aware of the risks of not receiving care, according to a survey released in November by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Survey Reveals Big Gap in Understanding of Depression; Almost 50 Percent of Caregivers Have Also Been Diagnosed; More Than One Treatment Option Helpful
Nov 10 2009

Americans do not believe they know much about depression, but are highly aware of the risks of not receiving care, according to a survey released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

NAMI Applauds Initial Review of The Affordable Health Care of America Act and Health Care Reform
Oct 30 2009

On Thursday this week, House Democratic leaders presented a new health care overhaul bill that melds legislation passed by three committees over the summer and makes a series of changes to accommodate lawmakers' concerns. In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is finalizing legislation merging the work of two committees, Finance and Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP).

NAMI Applauds NPR Story Highlighting Mental Health on Campus
Oct 23 2009
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds the commitment by National Public Radio to devote time to the ongoing and important topic of mental illness through their recent show "Colleges See Rise In Mental Health Issues," which highlighted the dramatic increase in the number of students with mental illness on the nation's college and university campuses.
NAMI Calls for Increase in NIH Funding
Oct 21 2009
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is pleased to join other disease advocacy organizations in support of the "Research Means Hope" movement to ensure that the president’s FY 2011 budget meets the goal of making biomedical research funding a national priority.
Economic Downturn Taking Toll on Americans’ Mental Health
Oct 06 2009

A new national survey shows the economic downturn is taking a toll on the mental health of Americans.  Individuals who are unemployed are four times as likely as those with jobs to report symptoms consistent with severe mental illness.

Mental Illness Awareness Week: What You Should Know, Including PBS Broadcasts, Oct. 4-10
Oct 01 2009
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 4-10, 2009 and as part of its observance, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling attention to a program now airing on PBS, Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness.
Less Than One-Third of Adults with Mental Illness Will Get Help in 2009
Sep 24 2009

One in four Americans over the age of 18 experience a mental health disorder in any given year, but a significant number go untreated, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which is observing Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), Oct. 4-10, 2009. Organizations, including Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security disability representation and Medicare services, are working to highlight the availability of support to individuals and their families.

The President's Speech & Mental Health Care
Sep 10 2009
Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), released the following statement on President Obama's remarks on health care to the Joint Session of Congress:
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