Press Releases

NAMI Mourns the Loss of Senator Pete Domenici
Sep 13 2017

NAMI is saddened to hear the news that former-Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico has passed away.  Senator Domenici worked tirelessly to educate his colleagues about mental illness and the need to improve mental health services and supports.

NAMI Applauds Confirmation of Elinore McCance-Katz as new Federal Leader on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Aug 07 2017

The United States Senate unanimously confirmed Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., as the first ever Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. This new federal leadership position was created by Congress as part of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.   

Senate’s Rejection of Health Care Bill is a Vote for Mental Health Care
Jul 28 2017

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) expresses gratitude for the Senate’s rejection of several proposed bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

NAMI Statement on the Revised Better Care Reconciliation Act
Jul 13 2017

NAMI is deeply disappointed that the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), released today retains provisions that impose significant barriers to treatment and services for people with mental illness.

NAMI Elects Three New Members to National Board; Two Incumbents Also Win
Jul 12 2017

Three new members and two incumbents were elected to the 16-member board of directors of  NAMI at its recent national convention in Washington, D.C. 

Tipper Gore Funds National Expansion of National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Flagship Teen Program
Jun 26 2017

NAMI announced the nationwide expansion of their flagship teen program, Ending the Silence, due to a generous gift from Former Second Lady of the United States, Tipper Gore. 

NAMI Statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act
Jun 23 2017

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply disappointed that the Senate health care bill unveiled today, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, will slash Medicaid benefits for critical mental health services millions of Americans need to lead productive lives.

NAMI Convention Media Advisory
Jun 20 2017

Individuals and family members affected by mental illness will be gathering together for our Annual NAMI Convention June 28-July 1. Learn more about the media events and happenings during the convention.

New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System
May 25 2017

NAMI notes that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA).

President’s FY2018 Budget Request Slashes Support for People with Mental Illness
May 23 2017

NAMI is dismayed by the President’s FY 2018 Budget, which would slash funding for programs that deeply affect the lives of people with mental illness.  

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