2020 | NAMI
NAMI Hosting Free, Virtual Inspiring Hope Through Research Event

Oct 20, 2020

This year’s award honoree, Dr. David C. Henderson, is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Read More.

By July 2022, 9–8–8 will be the Nationwide Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention Number

Oct 17, 2020

The law enables states to enact fees similar to those in place for 9-1-1 that will support the need for expanded services at the local level to receive and respond to crisis calls. Read More.

President Signs Major Veterans’ Mental Health Bill

Oct 17, 2020

The law will help connect more veterans with the life-saving mental health care they need and deserve. Read More.

NAMI Issues Blueprint to Lawmakers to Ensure Health Care is Adequate, Affordable and Accessible

Oct 14, 2020

NAMI and 32 other organizations released “The 100 Days Agenda: A Patient-First Blueprint” to urge lawmakers to ensure all Americans have access to adequate and affordable health coverage.  Read More.

NAMI Frontline Wellness Launches on World Mental Health Day

Oct 10, 2020

In an effort to support frontline professionals with their immediate and future mental health needs—today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched NAMI Frontline Wellness: a COVID-19 mental health initiative in partnership with #FirstRespondersFirst. Read More.

Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience

Oct 5, 2020

In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness and educating about mental illness warning signs and symptoms. Read More.

Register for NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: New Horizons in Schizophrenia Research

Sep 29, 2020

Register for NAMI's Ask the Expert Webinar: New Horizons in Schizophrenia Research on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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Congress Passes New Bill to Improve Veterans’ Mental Health Care

Sep 23, 2020

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, NAMI celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ unanimous passage of a landmark bipartisan bill, S. 785, The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act. Read More.

“9–8–8” Bill Passes Congress!

Sep 22, 2020

On Monday, Sept. 21, NAMI celebrated the passage of S. 2661: the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020. The bill establishes the plan to implement a universal three-digit number, 9-8-8, for mental health crises and suicide prevention. Read More.

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