Press Releases

Connect 4 Mental Health® Announces 2014 Community Innovation Awards Call for Entries
Aug 05 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), along with Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck, today announced the launch of the Connect 4 Mental Health® (C4MH) Community Innovation Awards program

Broadcasters Announce Record On-Air Support for Mental Health Initiative
Jun 26 2014

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that local radio and television stations and broadcast networks have provided more than $44.3 million in free airtime to the critical issue of mental health through its OK2TALK Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign

NAMI Calls on President Obama for Urgent Action Following Resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary
May 30 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) called President Obama's decision to accept the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki "a powerful message" of the need for change—that must now be followed by urgent action to nominate as General Shinseki's successor a "proven leader who has a demonstrated commitment to timely access to quality mental health care."

NAMI Statement: The Santa Barbara Tragedy;
May 27 2014

Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement about the May 23 tragedy in Santa Barbara:

NAMI Calls on Congress to Promote Nationwide Expansion of Police Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)
Apr 29 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling for nationwide expansion of Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) to reduce fatal events involving police and people living with mental illness.

NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists for Inspirational Work in the Mental Health Field
Apr 24 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor 23 doctors as Exemplary Psychiatrists at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual conference in New York City on May 4.

NAMI Statement: The Fort Hood Tragedy
Apr 04 2014

Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement:

NAMI Joins with Saddleback Church and Catholic Diocese to Bring Together Religious Leaders and Health Experts for Mental Health Education—Event Has National Significance
Mar 27 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today characterized as "nationally significant" the major "Gathering on Mental Health and the Church" being held in Orange County, Calif. on March 28.

NAMI Calls Mental Health Crisis a "Double Whammy," Shortages Exist for Both Beds and Services
Mar 26 2014

Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offered the following statement in conjunction with a House of Representatives oversight hearing titled "Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage."

NAMI Celebrates Victory in Preserving Medicare Part D Access to Psychiatric Medications
Mar 10 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today issued the following statement by NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) that it will not move forward to "finalize" proposed rule changes under Medicare Part D that would have restricted access to antidepressant and antipsychotic medications:

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