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She foresaw disaster when her young son threw a computer at his teacher. How she helped him and other mentally ill kids.
Posted on Jan 11 2017
Washington Post

NAMI Iowa's Tammy Nyden, professor of philosophy at Grinnell College, has led the campaign for child mental heath services Things are moving in  the right direction, but not fast enough.

The potential red flags in Ft. Lauderdale shooting
Posted on Jan 09 2017

NAMI senior policy advisor Ron Honberg discusses the alleged gunman in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting and if there is a disconnect between treatment of mental illnesses and gun laws (3 minute video).

Carrie Fisher's Death: What We Now Know
Posted on Dec 30 2016
USA Today

NAMI posted a tribute on Twitter and its Facebook page, highlighting one of quotes about how living with bipolar disorder requires "stamina and courage.” NAMI medical director Ken Duckworth said that her box-office legacy pales in comparison to what she did for millions of Americans living with mental illness.

How the big biomedical bill advances U.S. mental health care
Posted on Dec 22 2016
PBS News Hour

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) the lead sponsor of the NAMI-backed mental health reform is interviewed about its successful adoption. He notes that if you or a family member have a mental health disorder that requires professional help—often at great expense—you unfortunately have to navigate a maze of treatment options, professional designations, insurance claims .

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Mental Health Resources
Posted on Dec 21 2016


When you or your family need help, "start at the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, There you can look up treatment options for more than a dozen disorders, from ADHD to schizophrenia, plus find discussion groups and support." Part of a special feature issue.

Sweeping Health Measure, Backed by Obama, Passes Senate
Posted on Dec 07 2016
New York Times

The NAMI-backed bill raises the status of mental health issues by creating a new assistant secretary for mental health.

Senators, Military Specialists Say Army Report On Dismissed Soldiers Is Troubling
Posted on Dec 01 2016
National Public Radio

The Army has discharged more than 22,000 soldiers for misconduct after they came back from Iraq or Afghanistan – even though they had been diagnosed with mental health problems or brain injuries.

Measuring health to improve it: An introduction to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index
Posted on Nov 29 2016
The Primary Source (BCBS)

A first-of-its-kind measurement of nearly every county across the United States shows that depression, anxiety and other mood disorders rank #1 among five condition responsible for almost one third of health problems.

U.S. ‘Not There Yet’ on Mental Health Parity
Posted on Nov 15 2016
Pew Charitable Trusts: Stateline

NAMI releasds a survey report finding that in-network mental health care remains harder to find than treatment for other medical conditions (See press release)..

There’s a Startling Increase in Major Depression Among Teens in the U.S.
Posted on Nov 15 2016
TIME Magazine

The number of teens with depression is increasing, but the number getting help is not. NAMI is involved seeking support in schools.

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