NAMI Applauds Dr. Miriam E. Delphin–Rittmon’s Confirmation as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and Administrator of SAMHSA

Jun 25, 2021

Arlington, VA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. following the U.S. Senate Confirmation of Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon as the next Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

“NAMI commends the Senate for confirming Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon as the next Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,” Gillison said. “NAMI values Dr. Delphin-Rittmon’s two decades of experience in the mental health field and her commitment to creating a mental health system that fosters dignity, respect, and meaningful community inclusion. As a clinical psychologist with experience working in state and federal mental health agencies, we believe Dr. Delphin-Rittmon is the type of leader needed to advance the health and well-being of people with mental health and substance use conditions across the nation.

NAMI stands ready to collaborate with the Biden-Harris Administration to continue addressing the mental health crisis in our country and helping build better lives for people with mental illness.”

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