Press Releases

New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System
May 25 2017

NAMI notes that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA).

President’s FY2018 Budget Request Slashes Support for People with Mental Illness
May 23 2017

NAMI is dismayed by the President’s FY 2018 Budget, which would slash funding for programs that deeply affect the lives of people with mental illness.  

NAMI Releases Video Series On College and Mental Health
May 17 2017

NAMI has released a new video series aimed at helping college bound students and their families talk about mental health. The videos are part of the “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health” guide NAMI and the Jed Foundation released last year.

NAMI Applauds FY 2017 Budget Agreement and New Investments in Mental Health Research, Services and Housing
May 05 2017

NAMI strongly supports the bipartisan agreement on an Omnibus Appropriations bill for the remaining months of FY 2017. 

NAMI Deeply Disappointed in House Passage of American Health Care Act (AHCA)
May 04 2017

NAMI is deeply disappointed that the U.S. House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) today by a narrow 217-213 vote. The AHCA will result in an estimated 24 million Americans losing insurance coverage for mental health care at a time when our nation is currently facing a mental health crisis. 

NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Month
May 02 2017

This month, NAMI will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illness and call on all Americans to be 'Into Mental Health: Inspired, Informed, Involved.' The campaign will focus on the power of starting inspiring conversations, being informed to know the right thing to say and becoming involved with NAMI activities.

NAMI Announces Legislative Priorities for 2017
Jan 03 2017

NAMI is pleased to announce its legislative priorities for 2017 as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that policymakers maintain a focus and continue to address the needs of the mental health community. 

NAMI Celebrates Senate Passage of HR 34
Dec 07 2016

NAMI applauds and celebrates the U.S. Senate’s passage of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that sets a foundation for improving mental health care for millions of Americans. With the Senate’s passage, HR 34 now goes to President Obama’s desk for final signature into law.

NAMI Applauds Passage of Landmark Mental Health Reforms
Dec 01 2016

NAMI applauds a significant victory for the mental health community with the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act. 

Connect 4 Mental Health™ Announces 2016 Community Innovation Award Recipients
Nov 16 2016

For the third year, the Community Innovation Awards program honors four local organizations for innovative approaches to improving mental health.

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