Press Releases

Dr. Phil and Brian Williams: You Can Do Better; Listen to President Obama about Ending Stigma
Aug 02 2013
 Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement:
Mental Health Experts Call on U.S. Supreme Court to Halt Florida Execution of John Ferguson on August 5
Jul 31 2013
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) filed an amicus brief today, along with three Florida mental health organizations, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution of John Ferguson, a man with a long history of severe mental illness, who is on Florida’s death row and scheduled for execution on Monday, Aug. 5.
The Aurora Tragedy Anniversary and the White House National Dialogue on Mental Health
Jul 18 2013

Michael Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) issued the following statement about the significance of the coming weekend.

NAMI Re-elects Keris Myrick as National Board President; New Board Members Hail From Colorado, Florida, Montana and New Mexico.
Jul 15 2013
The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has re-elected Keris Jan Myrick, Ph.D.c of California to a second one-year term as the national organization's Board President. 
NAMIBikes "Fight Stigma and Ride" in Sun Valley on July 7; New Idaho Event to Help People Affected by Mental Illness
Jul 12 2013

NAMI Wood River Valley, an Idaho affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is proud to announce that a new event in Idaho to raise awareness about mental illness, treatment and recovery.

NAMI Statement: The White House Conference on Mental Health
Jun 03 2013
 Michael J. Fitzpatrick,  Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  issued this statement after attending the White House Conference on Mental Health on June 3, 2013:
NAMI Report—State Medicaid Expansions Will Strengthen Mental Health Care, Gain Billions in Federal Dollars
May 30 2013
Up to 30 percent of currently uninsured adults who would receive health care coverage through state Medicaid expansions are individuals living with mental illness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reported today.
Arizona's Medicaid Restoration will Cover 49,000 People Living with Mental Illness; Rejection Has $10 Billion Opportunity Cost
May 24 2013
Forty-nine thousand—12 percent—of  currently uninsured adults in Arizona who would receive health care coverage through Medicaid restoration are living with mental illness, according to a national report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) scheduled for official release on May 30.
NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists for "Going the Extra Mile" for Mental Health Care
May 13 2013
 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor 20 doctors as "Exemplary Psychiatrists" at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual conference in San Francisco on May 20, 2013.
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