Press Releases

Former Calif. Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to Receive National Honors at NAMI Convention in San Francisco
Jul 09 2015

Former California Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey honored on July 9 at the NAMI National Convention in San Francisco.

Mike Huckabee and Schizophrenia; NAMI Calls for Apology Over Supreme Court Remarks on Iowa Radio Talk Show
Jun 29 2015

Presidential candidate owes all Americans an apology after claiming that the U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts "needs medication for schizophrenia," based on the logic of decisions in court rulings last week.

NAMI Calls Supreme Court Decision a Step Forward—and a Sigh of Relief—for People with Mental Illness
Jun 25 2015

"The Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell is both a victory and a sigh of relief for millions of Americans, including people living with mental illness, who will be able to keep their health insurance.  

National Alliance on Mental Illness Launches StigmaFree Campaign
May 01 2015

To support Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the philosophy hope & grace initiative are joining forces to launch the StigmaFree campaign.

Mental Health Care: NAMI Report Finds Insurance Discrimination, Lack of Transparency under Parity Laws
Apr 01 2015

Health insurance plans are falling short in coverage of mental health and substance abuse conditions according to a report issued today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), based on a survey of 2,720 consumers and an analysis of 84 insurance plans in 15 states.

NAMI and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Announce Partnership for Broader Mental Health Education, Awareness, and Support Nationwide
Mar 17 2015

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc.® have launched a new partnership to expand mental health education, awareness, and support activities on the campuses of colleges and universities and in local communities.

10 Warning Signs
Mar 10 2015

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched "Say It Out Loud," a program for faith communities and civic organizations to use in reaching out to youth, ages 14 to 18, to start conversations about mental health.

Mental Health Reforms Have Slowed Since the Newtown Tragedy
Dec 09 2014

Momentum for reform of the nation's mental health care system slowed in 2014 as a result of failure by Congress to enact comprehensive mental health care legislation and a decrease in the number of states strengthening investment in mental health services, according to a report released by NAMI.

NAMI Applauds Federal Stay of Texas Execution of Scott Panetti
Dec 03 2014

NAMI is grateful to the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for staying tonight's scheduled execution of Scott Panetti, a man who has lived with severe schizophrenia for more than 30 years. 

Mental Health and the Holiday Blues
Nov 19 2014

According to a recent survey, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that approximately 24% of people with a diagnosed mental illness find that the holidays make their condition “a lot” worse and 40% “somewhat” worse.”

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