2016 | NAMI

NAMI Launches Stigmafree Company Partnership

July 7, 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) launched Stigmafree Company, a new initiative that will challenge, highlight and cultivate a company culture of caring and enhanced engagement around mental health. An initial group of seven companies have joined as partners including Coty, EY, FOX Sports, Kenneth Cole Productions, Participant Media, Philosophy, and Wear Your Label.


U.S. House of Representatives Passes Mental Health Care Reform:

July 6, 2016

NAMI applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for taking "a major step forward" to improve the lives of Americans living with mental illness.


NAMI Applauds Passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

June 15, 2016

NAMI applauds the passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, in the House Energy & Commerce Committee.


Mass Tragedies, Police and Mental Health: NAMI Releases Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders; “Preparing for the Unimaginable”

May 25, 2016

NAMI today released a guide for police leaders, Preparing for the Unimaginable, to help police departments prepare for mass casualty events and support emotional resiliency for first-responders and their communities.


NAMI Launches New Public Service Announcement during Mental Health Month

May 13, 2016

In partnership with the Hope & Grace Initiative, NAMI has launched "StigmaFree" a new public service announcement (PSA) for television featuring actress and mental health advocate Mayim Bialik. The PSA is part of NAMI's stigmafree campaign and was released to coincide with Mental Health Month, which is recognized every May.


Schizophrenia: Digital Technology Defies Stigma, Supports Recovery

April 15, 2016

NAMI has released the results of a survey showing that people living with schizophrenia use digital technology generally as much as the rest of the population—and in ways that help them cope with the effects of their condition.



NAMI Calls MedPAC Recommendation on Medicare Part D “Misguided” and “Dangerous”

April 15, 2016

NAMI has issued a statement in response to a decision by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to recommend to Congress adverse changes in cost-sharing provisions for low-income persons under Medicare Part D.


Mental Health Bill: U.S. Senate Committee Action is Another Step Forward

March 17, 2016

NAMI welcomes the committee's action as another step forward in the process leading to enactment of bipartisan comprehensive mental health reform.


New Report Finds Families Struggle Over a Decade to Get Help for Mental Illness

February 23, 2016

At least 8.4 million Americans are providing care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue, and nearly three quarters report that caregiving causes high emotional stress, finds a new study from the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with Mental Health America and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.


NAMI Warns Senate about Criminalization of Mental Illness; Supports Cornyn Bill

February 10, 2016

NAMI warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that criminalization of people living with mental illness has reached "crisis proportions" and called for support of the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act. 


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