Press Releases

Mental Health Bill: U.S. Senate Committee Action is Another Step Forward
Mar 17 2016

NAMI welcomes the committee's action as another step forward in the process leading to enactment of bipartisan comprehensive mental health reform.

New Report Finds Families Struggle Over a Decade to Get Help for Mental Illness
Feb 23 2016

At least 8.4 million Americans are providing care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue, and nearly three quarters report that caregiving causes high emotional stress, finds a new study from the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with Mental Health America and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

NAMI Warns Senate about Criminalization of Mental Illness; Supports Cornyn Bill
Feb 10 2016

NAMI warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that criminalization of people living with mental illness has reached "crisis proportions" and called for support of the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act. 

NAMI Applauds President's Call to "Rethink" Solitary Confinement
Jan 27 2016

President Obama ordered a ban on the use of solitary confinement for juveniles and sharp limits on its use for people with serious mental illness. 

NAMI Applauds Agreement on the 2016 Budget Bill
Dec 18 2015

Mary Giliberti, executive director of the NAMI issued the following statement praising the House and Senate for their work in reaching agreement on the federal budget bill for 2016.

Mental Health Report: Good News, Bad News in State Mental Health Legislation Passed in 2015; NAMI Applauds Minnesota, New York and Virginia as Reform Leaders; Congress Slow to Act
Dec 08 2015

NAMI’s third annual report on state legislation that took place across the country in 2015 found lots of good news, but unfortunately some bad news as well.

Congress Takes Historic Step Toward Mental Health Reform; NAMI Applauds Many Provisions
Nov 06 2015

Congress moves forward with mental health reform legislation that focuses on the needs of NAMI's members as well as many people who are affected by mental health conditions. 

Six Leading Mental Health Organizations Call on ABC-TV to Drop Halloween Episode; Stigma Violates TV Network's Own Anti-Bullying Campaign
Oct 27 2015

NAMI, NYAPRS, Bazelon, DBSA, APA and MHA sent this letter to ABC President Paul Lee asking them to remove this episode and to air another Halloween-themed Modern Family episode in its place.  

Mental Health Advocates Call on ABC-TV to Drop Halloween Episode
Oct 27 2015

ABC decides to re-air a Modern Family Halloween episode that depicts a stigmatizing 'insane asylum' despite NAMI's backlash for the original airing one year ago. 

NAMI and University of Phoenix to Expand Educational Resources for Mental Health Professionals
Oct 21 2015

NAMI and University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences announced a partnership designed to further inform programs and prepare counseling students to meet the needs of those experiencing mental health issues.