Press Releases

NAMI Report—State Medicaid Expansions Will Strengthen Mental Health Care, Gain Billions in Federal Dollars
May 30 2013
Up to 30 percent of currently uninsured adults who would receive health care coverage through state Medicaid expansions are individuals living with mental illness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reported today.
Arizona's Medicaid Restoration will Cover 49,000 People Living with Mental Illness; Rejection Has $10 Billion Opportunity Cost
May 24 2013
Forty-nine thousand—12 percent—of  currently uninsured adults in Arizona who would receive health care coverage through Medicaid restoration are living with mental illness, according to a national report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) scheduled for official release on May 30.
NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists for "Going the Extra Mile" for Mental Health Care
May 13 2013
 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor 20 doctors as "Exemplary Psychiatrists" at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual conference in San Francisco on May 20, 2013.
"It's Time": NAMI Partners with Lifetime Television, including PSA and Special Website on Mental Illness
Apr 19 2013

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is partnering with Lifetime Television around the premiere of the movie Call Me Crazy: A Five Film on Sat., April 20, 2013, to promote public dialogue about mental illness.

NAMI Honors Vancouver Canucks for Mental Health Awareness Campaign; Commends National Hockey League
Apr 10 2013
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has selected the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL) to receive one of its highest honors for leadership in raising public awareness of mental illness.
NAMI Statement: The President’s Mental Health Proposals
Jan 13 2013
 Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) issued the following statement about President Obama’s “Plan to Protect Children and Communities from Gun Violence,” released today:
NAMI Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick to Step Down at End of 2013
Jan 07 2013

The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) announced today that Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick chose not to renew his contract which expired in December.

Newtown Tragedy: NAMI Condemns NRA Position as "Outrageous and Wrong"
Dec 21 2012

 Michael J. Fitzpatrick , executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement:

"The National Rifle Association (NRA) response to last week's tragedy in Newtown Connecticut -- in which 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed -- is outrageous and wrong.

NAMI Fact Sheet: After the Newtown Tragedy, Parents are Asking What to Do When a Child Has a Mental Illness
Dec 20 2012
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a new fact sheet, What Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness.
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