2011 | NAMI

NAMI Says Defense Department AWOL on Mental Health Care for National Guard and Reserves

December 12, 2011

Michael Fitzpatrick, executive director of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has issued the following statement on National Guard mental health care crisis and access to care at stake in the U.S. Department of Defense Appropriations bill.


NAMI Basics: New Study on the Importance of Education and Support for Families of Children and Adolescents Living with Mental Illness

October 19, 2011

A study published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies (August 2011) has found that a family education program offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness produces "significant improvement" for families in communication and coping skills.


Psychosis Survey: Twenty Percent Say No One Helped; Dramatic Difference Exists in Family Perceptions of Symptoms; NAMI Launches Website to Bridge the Gap

October 6, 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released a report, First Episode: Psychosis, based on a survey in which approximately 20 percent of both individuals who experienced psychosis and family and friends indicated that "no one" helped in their time of crisis.


Kelly Thomas Tragedy in Fullerton, California Statement by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

August 5, 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released a joint statement on behalf of NAMI Orange County, NAMI California and the national organization. The statement calls on the City of Fullerton and its Police Department to undertake a comprehensive review of the training of police, looking to the most effective models, to govern interaction with individuals exhibiting symptoms of serious mental illness.


Kevin Sullivan, Connecticut Commissioner of Revenue, Elected to Second Term as NAMI National Board President; Other Board Members and Officers also Elected

July 25, 2011

Kevin B. Sullivan, J.D., of West Hartford, Conn. has been re-elected to a second term as president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by the organization's board of directors.


“By the Grace of God, My Weapon Misfired”: Senate Committee Hears Testimony from Iraq Veteran Calling for Better Mental Health Care

July 14, 2011

Testifying for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI, former Army infantryman Daniel Williams of Alabama was the lead witness today before the Senate Veterans Committee, describing his struggles trying to get help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since 2004.


NAMI Honors Elyn Saks, USC law Professor, Author and “Genius Grant” Winner, for Advocacy on Behalf of People With Mental Illness

July 11, 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has honored Elyn Saks, a legal scholar who has lived with schizophrenia for over 30 years, with the NAM Consumer Council's annual Gloria Huntley Award that recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant strides in reducing the use of restraints and seclusion in the treatment of mental illness.


Medicaid and Budget Cuts: NAMI Convention Opens in Chicago as Battle Rages in Congress

July 5, 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) opens its national convention in Chicago this week at a time when Congressional negotiations over the federal debt limit threaten Medicaid funding for mental health care.


National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Coincides with 10th Anniversary of U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity;

June 29, 2011

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month begins this Friday, July 1, offering an opportunity to civic leaders and national and local media to spotlight mental health issues affecting African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino and Native American communities.


NAMI Manual for Police, School Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) to Help Children and Teens;70 Percent of Youth in Juvenile Justice System Have Mental Illness

June 22, 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has published a crisis intervention team (CIT) manual for families, police, schools, mental health professionals and others to build local programs to help youth with mental illness.

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