Press Releases

NAMI Asks Editors: Are You Covering Your State's Mental Health Budget Crisis?
Apr 06 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released a three-month sample of headlines from national and state media on America's mental health crisis in the face of massive state budget cuts.

Actress Glenn Close’s Anti-Stigma Campaign Joins NAMIWalks Raising Funds for Hope and Recovery from Mental Illness
Apr 01 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is pleased to welcome the BringChange2Mind campaign created by actress Glenn Close as a partner in supporting NAMIWalks that begin this spring
 

NAMI Launches Social Networking Site for Young Adults: Mental Health, Finances, Relationships, Music and More
Mar 23 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched StrengthofUs.org, a new online community where young adults living with mental health concerns can provide mutual support in navigating unique challenges and opportunities during the critical transition years from ages 18 to 25.

'Hearts and Minds' Promotes Wellness; African Americans Living with Mental Illness Have Higher Risk for Other Illnesses.
Mar 18 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new health education program to promote sound "mind and body" health practices among individuals who live with serious mental illness.


 
The Pentagon Tragedy: Mental Illness, Violence and What Reporters Should Ask
Mar 06 2010
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement on the death of John Patrick Bedell from his attack on Pentagon guards on March 4, 2010.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Celebrates Third Anniversary
Mar 04 2010

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) recently celebrated the third anniversary of the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group, a free support  group for adults living with mental illness. NAMI offers nearly 500 Connection support groups in 45 states.

NAMI Testifies at Senate Veterans Hearing: More Outreach and Mental Health Services Needed, One-Third of Returning Troops Face Mental Health Problems
Mar 03 2010

Vietnam era combat pilot and national board member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Clarence Jordan testified at a Senate hearing today calling for better outreach and coordination of mental health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

U.S. Senate Urgently Needs to Extend "Medicaid Match" in Economic Recovery Legislation
Feb 24 2010
At a special briefing for Congressional staff today, former Connecticut lieutenant governor Kevin Sullivan testified for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on the need for federal action to address the growing mental health crisis in states.
"Hearts and Minds" Education Program Launched: On Average, People with Mental illness Live 25 Years Less than Other Americans
Feb 17 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new health education program to promote sound "mind and body" health practices among individuals who live with serious mental illness.

NAMI Encourages DSM-5 Discussion
Feb 12 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) urges individuals and families to familiarize themselves with the draft of the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), which is used by psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to classify and diagnose mental disorders in children and adults.

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