Press Releases

Navy Shipyard Tragedy: NAMI Calls on Congress for Immediate Action on Mental Health
Sep 19 2013

In the wake of the Navy Yard tragedy, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has called on the President and Congress to act immediately on mental health legislation that has been stalled since the collapse of the gun debate earlier this year.

The Navy Yard Tragedy: Mental Health Concerns
Sep 18 2013
 Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released the following statement concerning about yesterday's tragedy at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American Psychiatric Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness Not Amused by DC Comics Contest
Sep 12 2013
We are disappointed that DC Comics has decided to host a contest looking for artists to develop ways to depict suicide attempts by one of its main villains – Harley Quinn.  According to the contest website: "Breaking into comics was never this fun. ;)"
NAMI Wins National Honor for "You Are Not Alone" Public Education Campaign on Mental Illness
Sep 05 2013
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has won national recognition for its "You Are Not Alone" public education campaign.
NAMI's Response to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Allowing Execution of John Ferguson; Mental Illness Ignored
Aug 05 2013
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) issued the following statement by Ron Honberg, national director of policy and legal affairs, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reject an appeal and an emergency stay in the case of John Ferguson—who was executed by the State of Florida on Monday, Aug. 5 at 6:17 p.m. ET.
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. 
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