Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., chair of psychiatry at the University of Iowa School of Medicine, tonight will be one of only twelve persons across all areas of science honored with the National Medal of Science.
More than 2500 NAMI leaders will come together to seek greater breakthroughs in scientific research; better evaluations, diagnoses and treatment of mental illnesses in children and adults, and ensuring access to necessary medicines and other treatment.
Approximately 2500 NAMI leaders will address scientific research, access to treatment, and other policy issues affecting both children and adults. More than 20 nations will be represented.
NAMI opposes the death penalty for anyone with severe mental illness, and we hope that the jury will be persuaded not to compound further the profound tragedies that occurred in this case.
Keynote speakers at the opening plenary session of the 23rd annual convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today warned that the nation's mental health treatment system is in severe crisis.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has established an online Veterans Resource Center www.nami.org/veterans to help support active duty military personnel, veterans and their families facing serious mental illnesses such as depression, posttraumatic stress diso...
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor the film, CANVAS, with an “Outstanding Media Award” for a dramatic motion picture at its annual convention that opened today in San Diego.
One in four Americans experience mental health problems at some point during their lifetime.
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 4-10, 2009 and as part of its observance, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling attention to a program now airing on PBS, Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness .
One in four Americans over the age of 18 experience a mental health disorder in any given year, but a significant number go untreated, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness , which is observing Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), Oct. 4-10, 2009. Organizatio...
The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) Family-to-Family Education Program offers new fall classes for caregivers of individuals living with mental illness.
In a newly released interview filmed at the 2010 NAMI national convention , Mike Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ), underscores the ongoing impact of the economic recession on state mental health services and highlights the ...
The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) will hold its annual convention in Washington, D.C., July 1-3 and present its Distinguished Service Award to U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy.
Parents of adult children with mental illness who participate in education and support groups such as those offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) experience more positive outcomes and fewer burdens than those who do not, according to a study in the curre...
The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) is calling on Congress for greater scientific research, mental health grants to offset massive state budget cuts and an end to a backlog in the processing of Social Security disability claims.
Many PBS stations are airing When Medicine Got It Wrong , a documentary about the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ), this week, to coincide with Mother's Day.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) has honored Elyn Saks, a legal scholar who has lived with schizophrenia for over 30 years, with the NAM Consumer Council's annual Gloria Huntley Award that recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant stri...
For too long, people who need mental health and substance use care have been subjected to pervasive discrimination in health insurance. Health plans for people with pre-existing mental illness, if they included mental health benefits at all, have historically been more expens...
People living with mental illness have a high rate of smoking. Every year, smoking kills about 200,000 people who live with mental illness.
The NAMI Scientific Research Award, supported by the Peter Corbin Kohn Endowment, recognizes the work and research of individuals creating a difference and moving our scientific understanding and treatment of mental illnesses forward.