Press Releases

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).

Jodie Foster Talks about Her Upcoming Movie and Depression: 'We Can't Give Up on One Another'
Feb 08 2011

Arlington, Va.,—In the new issue of the Advocate, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) presents an exclusive cover story interview with actress Jodie Foster about her upcoming new movie.

The Arizona Tragedy and Mental Health Care
Jan 01 2011

We share the sadness of other Americans over the Tucson, Arizona tragedy and extend our sympathy to the families of the six individuals who died. We pray for the recovery of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the 13 other persons who were wounded.

NAMI Describes State Mental Health Cuts in Congressional Briefing; Comprehensive Report Expected Soon
Jan 01 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) described massive state budget cuts in mental health care as a national crisis in a Congressional briefing today sponsored by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).

Asian American Teenage Girls Have Highest Rates of Depression; NAMI Releases Report
Jan 01 2011

Asian American teenage girls have the highest rate of depressive symptoms of any racial, ethnic or gender group according to a report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Mental Health Cuts; Top 10 States and other State by State Data Released; Medicaid Squeeze is Part of the Crisis
Jan 01 2011

The nation's mental health crisis is continuing to deepen as a result of state budget cuts and shifts of funds to Medicaid, according to a special report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).


Primary Care Doctors are Critical to Detecting Mental illness in Children; NAMI Family Survey includes the "Top Five" Most Helpful Things a Doctor Can Say
Jan 01 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a survey on family experiences with primary care doctors in treating children and adolescents living with serious mental illness-exposing a broad gap between family needs and practitioner knowledge and resources.

NAMI Releases Family Guide on Adolescent Depression
Dec 20 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has published an updated and expanded edition of What Families Need to Know about Adolescent Depression, a guide for families who want to know about accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options for teenagers experiencing depression.

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