2008 | NAMI

Veterans Day: New PTSD brochure—“Transmission of trauma” can span generations

October 29, 2008

For Veterans Day, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a new 14-page brochure on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), treatment and recovery.


McCain, Obama: What If They Need Mental Health Care?

October 20, 2008

One in four Americans experience mental health problems at some point during their lifetime.


Mrs. United States “Breaks the Silence” During Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 9, 2008

Dr. Gariane Gunter, a psychiatrist in South Carolina, recently was crowned Mrs. United States and will dedicate her reign to raising public awareness about mental illness. As part of her education campaign, Gunter is working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and in honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 5-11) she writes about her advocacy efforts on the NAMI blog at www.nami.org/blog.


NAMI Applauds Bipartisan Mental Illness Insurance Parity Bill

October 3, 2008

NAMI is proud to support the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (HR 1424) and the Paul Wellstone-Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (HR 6983) that is included in this important bill.


McCain Obama on Mental Health Care; Background for Upcoming Presidential Debates

September 17, 2008

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released the responses of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama to a detailed questionnaire about mental health care—along with highlights of the Democratic and Republican platforms.


NAMI Fund for Hurricanes Gustav & Ike Disaster Relief to Help People with Mental Illnesses

September 16, 2008

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has established a special fund to provide relief to individuals and families affected by serious mental illnesses in Lousiana and Texas communities devastated by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.


Presidential Election 2008

September 4, 2008

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement by executive director Michael J. Fitzpatrick:


Grading the States: Mental Health Services Survey

August 20, 2008

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is preparing to grade each of the 50 states on mental health services and invites the public to help by taking an online survey—and forwarding it to others.


Kings County Death: NAMI Calls for Criminal Probe; Survey Shows Psychiatric Emergency Room Delays are National Problem

July 3, 2008

Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illnesses, has issued this statement:


NAMI Applauds Legislation Based on GAO Report on Transition-Age Obstacles

June 25, 2008

Under the best of circumstances, the transition years from adolescence to adulthood are rarely easy. They are infinitely harder for young adults, ages 18 to 26, who live with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Their transitions are also made more difficult by the separation and differences that exist between the nation’s child and adolescent and adult mental health care systems.

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