Press Releases

Kelly Thomas Tragedy in Fullerton, California Statement by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Aug 05 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released a joint statement on behalf of NAMI Orange County, NAMI California and the national organization. The statement calls on the City of Fullerton and its Police Department to undertake a comprehensive review of the training of police, looking to the most effective models, to govern interaction with individuals exhibiting symptoms of serious mental illness.

Kevin Sullivan, Connecticut Commissioner of Revenue, Elected to Second Term as NAMI National Board President; Other Board Members and Officers also Elected
Jul 25 2011
Kevin B. Sullivan, J.D., of West Hartford, Conn. has been re-elected to a second term as president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by the organization's board of directors.
"By the Grace of God, My Weapon Misfired": Senate Committee Hears Testimony from Iraq Veteran Calling for Better Mental Health Care
Jul 14 2011

Testifying for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI, former Army infantryman Daniel Williams of Alabama was the lead witness today before the Senate Veterans Committee, describing his struggles trying to get help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since 2004.

NAMI Honors Elyn Saks, USC law Professor, Author and "Genius Grant" Winner, for Advocacy on Behalf of People With Mental Illness
Jul 11 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has honored Elyn Saks, a legal scholar who has lived with schizophrenia for over 30 years, with the NAM Consumer Council's annual Gloria Huntley Award that recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant strides in reducing the use of restraints and seclusion in the treatment of mental illness.

Medicaid and Budget Cuts: NAMI Convention Opens in Chicago as Battle Rages in Congress
Jul 05 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) opens its national convention in Chicago this week at a time when Congressional negotiations over the federal debt limit threaten Medicaid funding for mental health care.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Coincides with 10th Anniversary of U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity;
Jun 29 2011

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month begins this Friday, July 1, offering an opportunity to civic leaders and national and local media to spotlight mental health issues affecting African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino and Native American communities.

NAMI Manual for Police, School Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) to Help Children and Teens;70 Percent of Youth in Juvenile Justice System Have Mental Illness
Jun 22 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has published a crisis intervention team (CIT) manual for families, police, schools, mental health professionals and others to build local programs to help youth with mental illness.

New Study: NAMI Family Education "Significantly" Improves Coping with Mental Illness
Jun 14 2011

NAMI's Family-to-Family Education program "significantly" improves coping and problem-solving abilities of family members of individuals living with mental illness, according to a landmark study published in the current issue of Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association.

Schizophrenia: NAMI Offers Public Education; Discusses New Research on Fish Oil and Marijuana
Mar 31 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new website on schizophrenia and published a new brochure on the medical condition which affects more than 2.4 million American adults each year.

State Mental Health Cuts are a National Crisis; State-By-State Data Released
Mar 09 2011

Two thirds of states have cut mental health care in the last three years—even though need has increased because of the nation's economic distress and troops returning home from war, according to a report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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