Press Releases

Mental Health Reforms Have Slowed Since the Newtown Tragedy
Dec 09 2014

Momentum for reform of the nation's mental health care system slowed in 2014 as a result of failure by Congress to enact comprehensive mental health care legislation and a decrease in the number of states strengthening investment in mental health services, according to a report released by NAMI.

NAMI Applauds Federal Stay of Texas Execution of Scott Panetti
Dec 03 2014

NAMI is grateful to the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for staying tonight's scheduled execution of Scott Panetti, a man who has lived with severe schizophrenia for more than 30 years. 

Mental Health and the Holiday Blues
Nov 19 2014

According to a recent survey, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that approximately 24% of people with a diagnosed mental illness find that the holidays make their condition “a lot” worse and 40% “somewhat” worse.”

Do You Know the Symptoms?
Oct 02 2014

MIAW is a time for education about mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other medical conditions that affect a person's thinking, feelings moods, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, VA Senator Creigh Deeds, other Mental Health Advocates to Urge Congress to Pass Comprehensive Mental Mealth Legislation as Part of NAMI's "National Day of Action" for Mental Health
Aug 26 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, today announced that it will launch a National Day of Action for Mental Health on Thursday, September 4th during its annual convention in Washington, DC. As part of the National Day of Action, conference attendees will visit Capitol Hill offices to urge legislators to pass comprehensive mental health reform legislation.

Connect 4 Mental Health® Announces 2014 Community Innovation Awards Call for Entries
Aug 05 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), along with Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck, today announced the launch of the Connect 4 Mental Health® (C4MH) Community Innovation Awards program

Broadcasters Announce Record On-Air Support for Mental Health Initiative
Jun 26 2014

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that local radio and television stations and broadcast networks have provided more than $44.3 million in free airtime to the critical issue of mental health through its OK2TALK Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign

NAMI Calls on President Obama for Urgent Action Following Resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary
May 30 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) called President Obama's decision to accept the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki "a powerful message" of the need for change—that must now be followed by urgent action to nominate as General Shinseki's successor a "proven leader who has a demonstrated commitment to timely access to quality mental health care."

NAMI Statement: The Santa Barbara Tragedy;
May 27 2014

Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement about the May 23 tragedy in Santa Barbara:

NAMI Calls on Congress to Promote Nationwide Expansion of Police Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)
Apr 29 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling for nationwide expansion of Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) to reduce fatal events involving police and people living with mental illness.

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