Press Releases

NAMI Celebrates Senate Passage of HR 34
Dec 07 2016

NAMI applauds and celebrates the U.S. Senate’s passage of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that sets a foundation for improving mental health care for millions of Americans. With the Senate’s passage, HR 34 now goes to President Obama’s desk for final signature into law.

NAMI Applauds Passage of Landmark Mental Health Reforms
Dec 01 2016

NAMI applauds a significant victory for the mental health community with the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act. 

Connect 4 Mental Health™ Announces 2016 Community Innovation Award Recipients
Nov 16 2016

For the third year, the Community Innovation Awards program honors four local organizations for innovative approaches to improving mental health.

NAMI Survey Report: Too Many Gaps in Mental Health Insurance Coverage
Nov 15 2016

A report by NAMI reveals new information about the gap between health insurance coverage of mental health and substance abuse conditions and that of other medical conditions.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals Announces New National Service Project with NAMI
Oct 20 2016

HOSA-Future Health Professionals and NAMI are pleased to announce a partnership which will focus on engaging youth around mental illness.

Mental Health Parity: NAMI Tells Congress that Enforcement of Federal Law is Needed; NAMI Study Cited
Sep 09 2016

NAMI is calling for legislation to ensure enforcement of the 2008 federal mental health insurance "parity" law and expanded coverage under the 2009 Affordable Care Act.

National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Jed Foundation Release Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health, A Guide for Families on Starting a Conversation About Mental Health
Aug 31 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED), today released “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health,” a guide to help students and parents talk about mental health.

NAMI Applauds New SAMHSA Chief Medical Officer: "A Community Psychiatrist"
Aug 11 2016

NAMI CEO, Mary Giliberti offered a positive statement regarding the new Chief Medical Officer of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

NAMI Calls for Independent Investigation of Shocking Treatment of Jailed Rape Victim with Bipolar Disorder
Jul 22 2016

NAMI and NAMI Greater Houston have issued a letter to The Honorable Devon Anderson, Harris County District Attorney in Texas, calling for an immediate and thorough independent investigation of the egregious treatment of “Jane Doe,” a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder who was the victim of an aggravated rape. 

NAMI Elects Steve Pitman of California as National Board President
Jul 19 2016

The Board of Directors has elected Steve Pitman of Orange County, California as board president of the national organization.