Press Releases

New Television PSA Campaign: Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi Symbolize Hope and Courage in the Fight against Mental Illness
Oct 03 2012
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new television campaign of public service announcements (PSAs) using sculptured images of Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi as symbols of successful struggles against mental illness.
NAMIBikes Florida: State Event on Nov. 3; Cyclists will 'Fight Stigma & Ride' to Help Individuals and Families Affected by Mental Illness
Oct 02 2012
NAMI Florida, the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is proud to announce this year's NAMIBikes event, taking place at Tom Brown Park (1125 Easterwood Drive) in Tallahassee on Nov. 3.
NAMIBikes Arizona: State Event on Oct. 27; Cyclists 'Fight Stigma & Ride' to Help Individuals and Families Affected by Mental Illness
Sep 25 2012
NAMI Arizona, the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is proud to announce this year's NAMIBikes Arizona will take place at Veterans Memorial Park (3105 E. Fry Blvd.) in Sierra Vista on October 27.
NAMI Condemns Virginia Lt. Governor's Campaign Statement that Obama Voters Should "Check Themselves into a Mental Hospital"
Jul 16 2012
Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mira Signer, executive director of NAMI Virginia released the following joint statement today:
Keris Myrick, Profiled in NY Times, is New NAMI Board President; Other Board Members and Officers Elected
Jul 11 2012
Keris Jan Myrick, Ph.D.c. of Pasadena, Calif., has been elected as president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by the organization's board of directors.
NAMI Consumer Council Honors Advocates for People Living with Mental Illness
Jun 30 2012
The Consumer Council of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honored Marc Jacques of North Carolina and Howard Trachtman of Massachusetts with awards at NAMI's national convention in Seattle, June 27-30.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Statement: Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Law
Jun 28 2012
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has released the following statement by NAMI Executive Director Michael J. Fitzpatrick:
General Peter W. Chiarelli (ret.) of Seattle to Receive National Award; Rally for Veterans also set for Seattle’s Westlake Park on June 28
Jun 21 2012

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present General Peter W. Chiarelli (ret.) U.S. Army of Seattle, with its Distinguished Service Award, the organization's highest honor, at its national convention in Seattle on June 27-30, 2012.

"Like Gasoline on a Fire": NAMI Testifies on Dangers of Solitary Confinement and Mental Illness
Jun 19 2012

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee today, warning that placing individuals with severe psychiatric symptoms into solitary confinement in prisons is "akin to pouring gasoline on a fire."

NAMI Launches "Mental Health Care Gets My Vote"
May 02 2012
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a website, "Mental Health Care Gets My Vote," to mobilize individuals and families affected by mental illness to participate in the 2012 elections.
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