2007 | NAMI

NAMI Launches Veterans Resource Center on Mental Health; Online

November 6, 2007

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has established an online Veterans Resource Center www.nami.org/veterans to help support active duty military personnel, veterans and their families facing serious mental illnesses such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia.


NAMI Condemns ManHunt2 Video Game for Linking Mental Illness to Violence Controversial Game Raises Public Health Concerns

November 1, 2007

“NAMI asks Rockstar Games to recall or further modify the videogame Manhunt2 due to its irresponsible, stereotyped portrayal of mental illness. We also ask retailers to be responsible in responding to public health concerns.


Retired Navy Captain and Mother of Disabled Veteran Testifies for NAMI before U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

October 24, 2007

Constance Walker, mother of a disabled Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, today testified for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, warning of the "looming reality" that confronts veterans who live in rural communities and need mental health care.


Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research & Care Act

October 15, 2007

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots organization representing individuals and families with mental illnesses, is pleased to offer its strong support for House passage of the Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act (HR 20).


NAMI Thanks Senator Pete Domenici for 35 Years of Service

October 5, 2007

During 35 years in the nation's capital, Senator Pete Domenici's leadership has benefited millions of Americans who live with serious mental illnesses. We thank him for all he has done for individuals and families who face the disabling impact of brain disorders.


NAMI Applauds Senate Passage of Mental Health Parity: House Action Urged

September 19, 2007

The National Alliance on Mental Illness thanks the U.S. Senate for its unanimous passage of S. 558, which provides for equitable mental health insurance coverage.


Teen Suicide Studies

September 7, 2007

Teen suicide is an often preventable tragedy. It is an appropriate focus of research and inquiry. Two new studies focused on the issue raise both important clinical and policy questions.


Virginia Tech Review Panel Report

August 30, 2007

The Virginia Tech Panel Report released today is important for the entire nation. It exposes problems that exist not just in Virginia but throughout the country.


Supreme Court Decision: Mental Illness & Death Penalty

June 28, 2007

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has praised today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court blocking the execution of a Texas man who suffers from severe mental illness.


Virginia Tech, Voting Rights, Stigma Concerns Open NAMI Convention

June 21, 2007

The recent tragedy at Virginia Tech in which one student with severe mental illness killed  32 students and professors, and the stigma surrounding mental illness generally, were on the minds of many NAMI leaders as they arrived in San Diego on June 20 for their annual convention.

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