Press and Media

The First Things To Do When You Or Someone You Love Is In Crisis

NAMI Medical Director Ken Duckworth, featured in the Mental Health Channel's "Big Think" series, shares how understanding the symptoms and patterns of mental illness and creating an action plan can help individuals and families manage—and even prevent—a crisis.


Recent Press Releases

Congress Takes Historic Step Toward Mental Health Reform; NAMI Applauds Many Provisions
Nov 06 2015

Congress moves forward with mental health reform legislation that focuses on the needs of NAMI's members as well as many people who are affected by mental health conditions. 

Six Leading Mental Health Organizations Call on ABC-TV to Drop Halloween Episode; Stigma Violates TV Network's Own Anti-Bullying Campaign
Oct 27 2015

NAMI, NYAPRS, Bazelon, DBSA, APA and MHA sent this letter to ABC President Paul Lee asking them to remove this episode and to air another Halloween-themed Modern Family episode in its place.  

Mental Health Advocates Call on ABC-TV to Drop Halloween Episode
Oct 27 2015

ABC decides to re-air a Modern Family Halloween episode that depicts a stigmatizing 'insane asylum' despite NAMI's backlash for the original airing one year ago.