Press Releases | NAMI

NAMI Statement Concerning the TennCare Partners Program

March 25, 1997

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has serious concerns about inadequate services for people who are disabled by serious brain disorders such as schizophrenia and severe mood and anxiety disorders under the TennCare Partners Program.


NAMI Applauds Colorado Legislature for Ending Insurance Discrimination in Coverage For Severe Mental Illness

March 20, 1997

Colorado has joined the ranks of an elite group of states intolerant of insurance discrimination against people with severe mental illnesses, a move lauded by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).


NAMI Combats Stigma with Science

March 3, 1997

Open your mind and flex those synapses. Test your knowledge about mental illnesses.


Focus Group Report Analyzes First Two Wonderland Episodes

February 28, 1997

On March 23 & 24 two focus groups were convened to review Episode L504 and Episode L505 of a new ABC television series called Wonderland.


NAMI Honors Key Members of Congress for Landmark Parity Legislation

February 25, 1997

Today, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) honored six members of Congress who were instrumental in passing legislation that moved the country closer to full health insurance parity for severe mental illnesses, which are now known to be physical brain disorders.


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Supports Passage of Georgia Senate Bill 139

February 24, 1997

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) urges passage of Georgia Senate Bill 139. The bill would ensure that physicians determine which medications are most appropriate for their patients, rather than government officials with limited knowledge or expertise in a patient’s condition.


NAMI To Hold Legislative Conference February 14 – 16, 1997

February 7, 1997

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will conduct its annual legislative conference February 14 - 16, 1997 at the Arlington Hilton Hotel (950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA; 703/528-6000). More than 100 NAMI leaders from throughout the country will attend the meeting to discuss a wide range of policy issues that impact persons with severe mental illnesses and their families.


NAMI Reports Deep Flaws, Money Wasted in System Designed to Help Persons With Severe Mental Illnesses Get Jobs

February 7, 1997

The federal-state vocational rehabilitation system that supports the employment needs of people with severe mental illnesses is "an abject failure," according to a new report released today by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). 

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