2018 | NAMI

Mental Health and Lung Health Advocates Unite to Address Smoking Epidemic among Those with Mental Illness

October 24, 2018

NAMI is joining forces with Quitter’s Circle®, an online quit-smoking community, to help overcome the unique barriers associated with smoking cessation in the mental health community. 



7 Health Organizations File Lawsuit Against the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Plan Final Rule

September 14, 2018

Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association (APA), AIDS United, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Little Lobbyists today filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies.


NAMI Elects New Board of Directors at Annual Convention in New Orleans

July 5, 2018

NAMI is pleased to announce its new incoming board of directors. Board members are elected for three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.


Mental Health Parity at Risk

June 12, 2018

NAMI released a report highlighting the impossible barriers millions of Americans living with mental health and substance use disorders faced prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 


2018 NAMI Annual Convention Media Advisory

June 12, 2018

Join NAMI in New Orleans for the Annual Convention connecting people affected by mental illness with resources, research and support. 


There is a Virus Spreading Across the Country. It’s Stigma. Do You Have It?

May 1, 2018

During the month of May, NAMI will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness of mental illness. This year, NAMI is launching "CureStigma," a new campaign that positions stigma as a “social virus” that is spreading across America.


NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Victories in Federal Funding Bill

March 22, 2018

Following the release of the Fiscal Year 2018 federal appropriations package, NAMI is extremely grateful for the increased investments in mental health services and supports. By including significant funding increases for these programs, Congress has taken a crucial step to support individuals with mental illness and their families. 


NAMI Statement on the Parkland School Shooting

February 16, 2018

NAMI is deeply saddened by the tragic school shooting that occurred yesterday in Parkland, Florida. Here are steps we can take now to educate and intervene early to break down barriers of understanding, and put an end to the stigma that often prevents people from getting the help they so desperately need.


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