2003 | NAMI

Community Leaders Identify Mental Health System As One of Most Overburdened Community Resources; Consequences Include Stressed Emergency Medical and Education Systems

November 10, 2003

One-third of community leaders nationwide identified mental health treatment system and services as one of the most overburdened community resources, according to a Peter D. Hart Research survey released today by the Campaign for the Mind of America.


Suicides Show Need for Campus Priority on Mental Health

November 7, 2003

The anxiety of college life and its effects on students’ mental health have been accentuated and put under extreme scrutiny by a recent flare-up of suicides at New York University. Three NYU students have committed suicide during the first two months of the fall semester.


Council of State Governments to Provide Technical Assistance for Mental Health Courts Grant Program

October 28, 2003

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has named the Council of State Governments (CSG), coordinator of the Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project, as the technical assistance provider for the BJA Mental Health Courts Grant Program.


NAMI Calls for Action Following Report on Brutal Mistreatment of U.S. Prisoners With Mental Illnesses

October 22, 2003

NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, is calling for federal and state legislative action in conjunction with the release of a report by Human Rights Watch documenting mistreatment and neglect of individuals with mental illnesses in U.S. prisons.


NAMI Veterans Testify Against Erosion of VA Psychiatric Care

October 7, 2003

The Veterans Committee of NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, testified today before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES) Commission that lack of capacity and access to treatment represents "one of the greatest unmet needs" of the VA health system for military veterans with severe mental illnesses.


International Battlefield Shares Common Ground in D.C.

October 2, 2003

"Access to health and well being is a human right: and no one can deny human rights," stated impassioned Alberto M. Bertoldi, Ph.D., Argentina. "We have to fight for the rights of our loved ones and ourselves."


Instituto de Liderazgo Latino de NAMI Se Reúne en Los Angeles

September 22, 2003

NAMI, la Voz de Expresión de la Nación sobre Enfermedades Mentales, ofrecerá un Instituto de Liderazgo durante la IX Conferencia Anual del Latino Behavioral Health Institute (LBHI), los días 23 al 25 de septiembre del 2003 en el Universal City Hilton and Towers de Los Angeles.


NAMI Latino Leadership Institute Convenes in Los Angeles

September 22, 2003

NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, will host an Instituto de Liderazgo (Leadership Institute) during the 9th Annual Latino Behavioral Health Institute’s (LBHI) Conference, September 23– 25, at the Universal City Hilton and Towers in Los Angeles.


NAMI Consumer Council to Host Consumer/Survivor Leadership Forum

August 29, 2003

In order to promote enhanced collaboration among elements of the consumer/survivor movement, the NAMI National Consumer Council is pleased to announce it will host a Round Table Forum of leaders from the consumer/survivor movement to work towards establishing a Consensus Partnership Platform for Change


New NAMI Directors Accept Leadership Opportunity

August 5, 2003

Anand Pandya, M.D., New York City, New York; Fred Frese, Ph.D., Hudson, Ohio; and Xavier Amador, Ph.D., Peconic, New York were recently elected to the Board of Directors for NAMI, The Nation's Voice on Mental Illness for the 15 million Americans and their families living with mental illness.

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