2017 | NAMI
People with Serious Mental Illness Remain Priced Out of Housing

Dec 20, 2017

According to a newly released report by the Technical Assistance Collaborative Inc. in partnership with the CCD Housing Task Force, “Priced Out: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities”, America’s current housing crisis has a large impact on people with disabilities, including people with serious mental illness.

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A Federal Vision for Improving Mental Health Care

Dec 14, 2017

The Federal Intergovernmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) released an interim report to Congress today. The report contains many recommendations for improving the national response to adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children with serious emotional disturbance (SED).   

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Celebrate the Anniversary of Mental Health Reform

Dec 13, 2017

Today is the one-year anniversary of when the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the power of NAMI’s collective advocacy. Real change happens for our cause when we work together at the local, state and national level. 

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NAMI’s Webinar on “Starting A Crisis Intervention Team Program”

Dec 8, 2017

For almost 30 years, crisis intervention team programs have brought together police, mental health advocates and mental health professionals to change community responses to crisis situations. Learn from Major Sam Cochran about the key role these partnerships play in creating sustainable change over the long term.

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Google Partners with NAMI to Increase Understanding of PTSD

Dec 5, 2017

In any given year, about 14 million adults in the U.S. will experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). That’s why we’re honored to partner with Google again to bring another screening questionnaire—often a crucial step toward getting proper diagnosis and treatment—into your hands.

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Mental Health Deserves Equal Treatment

Nov 30, 2017

On Nov. 30, NAMI released its third nationwide parity report, The Doctor is Out, which found that despite the federal parity law, people lack the same access to mental health providers as they have for other medical providers.

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Who Knew Tax Reform Impacted Mental Health?

Nov 16, 2017

Tell Congress that tax reform shouldn’t harm people with mental illness.

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Don’t Have Insurance Coverage for Mental Health? Open Enrollment Has Begun

Nov 13, 2017

On Nov. 1, HealthCare.gov started its annual enrollment period for health insurance. If you don’t have coverage or you just need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before Dec. 15.

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100 Women In Finance Raises $2.6 Million For NAMI

Nov 9, 2017

On November 8, NAMI was honored as the beneficiary of 100 Women in Finance’s annual gala in New York City. The event broke their previous fundraising record and raised $2.6 million. We are extremely honored by this gift, which will dramatically change how we deliver our programs to women and their families at all levels of our alliance.

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New Online Course Helps People Who May Have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Nov 8, 2017

NAMI is excited to announce our new online course for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that provides a safe way to explore whether you’d like to talk to a professional. It was created for service members and veterans, but it's helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event.

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