Press Releases

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.

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.
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