NAMI Statement on New FCC Rulemaking on 988 Georouting

Apr 25, 2024

Arlington, VA – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from Chief Advocacy Officer Hannah Wesolowski: “NAMI applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for formally starting the process to ensure calls to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline are routed to the nearest call center for lifesaving help. We’re grateful […] Read More.

Leading Mental Health Organizations Applaud Strengthening of Mental Health and Substance Use Access in Medicaid Under Historic New Rules

Apr 23, 2024

The nation’s leading mental health organizations applaud the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) newly finalized rules that will help ensure people with mental health and substance use conditions can access covered services within Medicaid, announced yesterday. As the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States, these new Medicaid requirements […] Read More.

Unfair & Unequal Coverage Significantly Affects Access to Mental Health Care, Finds New Report

Apr 17, 2024

Throughout NAMI’s 45-year history, mental health parity has been a top priority. Parity means covering mental health and addiction care at the same level as other health care. Despite laws requiring mental health parity in many health plans, a landmark report released today by the nonprofit research institute RTI International, Behavioral Health Parity – Pervasive […] Read More.

NAMI Celebrates Finalization of FY 2024 Federal Spending Bills, Preservation of Mental Health Funding

Mar 26, 2024

In the midst of a mental health crisis, NAMI continues to track federal funding and advocate for more resources from the federal government to help people affected by mental health conditions. Read More.

NAMI Statement on FCC Action to Improve 988 Call Routing

Mar 21, 2024

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from Chief Advocacy Officer Hannah Wesolowski. Read More.

NAMI Releases Issue Brief Exploring Trends in Mental Health and Criminal Justice State Policy

Mar 21, 2024

People with mental illness are disproportionately represented in our nation’s criminal justice system. About two in five people who are incarcerated have a history of mental illness. NAMI’s Trends in Mental Health and Criminal Justice State Policy [insert link] shows how state policymakers and advocates can address this problem through effective legislation. Read More.

NAMI Leads 40+ National Organizations to Urge Immediate Improvements to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Mar 20, 2024

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) led a group of over 40 national organizations in urging leadership at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take immediate action to improve the routing of 988 calls so that people in a mental health crisis are connected to critical care available in their own communities. Read More.

NAMI Ask The Expert: How Employment Supports Mental Health Recovery

Mar 14, 2024

This webinar is focused on the important role that employment plays in recovery and how interventions such as IPS can make a difference for people living with mental health conditions. Read More.

Criminal Justice And Mental Illness: A Webinar On The State Of The Issue

Mar 7, 2024

During this webinar hear from a national expert on the intersection of health care and the criminal justice system. The webinar will explore the history of mental health care and how policy choices have led to the development of parallel health care systems, with negative outcomes for those who are justice involved. Read More.

For National Criminal Justice Month, NAMI Launches “Overlooked” Campaign Highlighting Stories Of Mental Illness And The Criminal Justice System

Mar 1, 2024

During National Criminal Justice Month, NAMI is launching a new campaign, Overlooked: Stories of Mental Illness & the Criminal Justice System, centered on the experiences of people with mental illness during their time in the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, people with mental illness are overrepresented in our nation’s jails and prisons. Read More.

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