Press Releases

NAMI Joins with Saddleback Church and Catholic Diocese to Bring Together Religious Leaders and Health Experts for Mental Health Education—Event Has National Significance
Mar 27 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today characterized as "nationally significant" the major "Gathering on Mental Health and the Church" being held in Orange County, Calif. on March 28.

NAMI Calls Mental Health Crisis a "Double Whammy," Shortages Exist for Both Beds and Services
Mar 26 2014

Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offered the following statement in conjunction with a House of Representatives oversight hearing titled "Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage."

NAMI Celebrates Victory in Preserving Medicare Part D Access to Psychiatric Medications
Mar 10 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today issued the following statement by NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) that it will not move forward to "finalize" proposed rule changes under Medicare Part D that would have restricted access to antidepressant and antipsychotic medications:

Actress Halle Berry Talks about Her New Movie, Frankie & Alice, Mental Illness and Hope in NAMI Interview
Feb 19 2014

Actress Halle Berry appears on the cover of the latest issue of The Advocate, the magazine of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), with an interview inside about her upcoming film, Frankie & Alice, which will be re-released April 4, 2014 by Lionsgate and Codeblack Films.

Tune-in to Hear Why It’s Time to Take Action on Children’s Mental Health
Jan 01 2014

Half of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, with one in five children affected by mental illness and often not getting treatment for years. To help children and their families, schools and communities, the Cigna Foundation is sponsoring and co-hosting a forum and webcast today with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The forum will provide steps that teachers, parents and health care professionals can take to address the growing mental health crisis among youth

Mental Illness: NAMI Report Deplores 80 Percent Unemployment Rate; State Rates and Ranks Listed—Model Legislation Proposed
Jan 01 2014

One of the best steps in recovery from mental illness is a job, but the national unemployment rate for individuals receiving public mental health services is approximately 80 percent, according to a report issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

NAMI Homefront; New Education Program for Military/Veteran Families
Dec 18 2013
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is launching a new program to provide education and support to families of Military Service Members and Veterans affected by major mental health conditions.
“NAMI Ending the Silence” is a national mental health education program for high school students, based on real-life experiences
Nov 20 2013

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new national program to educate high school students about mental illness.

NAMI Offers Toolkit to College Students, Faculty, Coaches for Mental Health Education on Campus
Nov 07 2013
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering college students and others free tools to increase mental health education on college campuses. The special toolkit also supports the National Dialogue launched by the recent White House Conference on Mental Health.
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