Press Releases

"By the Grace of God, My Weapon Misfired": Senate Committee Hears Testimony from Iraq Veteran Calling for Better Mental Health Care
Jul 14 2011

Testifying for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI, former Army infantryman Daniel Williams of Alabama was the lead witness today before the Senate Veterans Committee, describing his struggles trying to get help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since 2004.

NAMI Honors Elyn Saks, USC law Professor, Author and "Genius Grant" Winner, for Advocacy on Behalf of People With Mental Illness
Jul 11 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has honored Elyn Saks, a legal scholar who has lived with schizophrenia for over 30 years, with the NAM Consumer Council's annual Gloria Huntley Award that recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant strides in reducing the use of restraints and seclusion in the treatment of mental illness.

Medicaid and Budget Cuts: NAMI Convention Opens in Chicago as Battle Rages in Congress
Jul 05 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) opens its national convention in Chicago this week at a time when Congressional negotiations over the federal debt limit threaten Medicaid funding for mental health care.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Coincides with 10th Anniversary of U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity;
Jun 29 2011

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month begins this Friday, July 1, offering an opportunity to civic leaders and national and local media to spotlight mental health issues affecting African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino and Native American communities.

NAMI Manual for Police, School Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) to Help Children and Teens;70 Percent of Youth in Juvenile Justice System Have Mental Illness
Jun 22 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has published a crisis intervention team (CIT) manual for families, police, schools, mental health professionals and others to build local programs to help youth with mental illness.

New Study: NAMI Family Education "Significantly" Improves Coping with Mental Illness
Jun 14 2011

NAMI's Family-to-Family Education program "significantly" improves coping and problem-solving abilities of family members of individuals living with mental illness, according to a landmark study published in the current issue of Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association.

Schizophrenia: NAMI Offers Public Education; Discusses New Research on Fish Oil and Marijuana
Mar 31 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new website on schizophrenia and published a new brochure on the medical condition which affects more than 2.4 million American adults each year.

State Mental Health Cuts are a National Crisis; State-By-State Data Released
Mar 09 2011

Two thirds of states have cut mental health care in the last three years—even though need has increased because of the nation's economic distress and troops returning home from war, according to a report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Jodie Foster Talks about Her Upcoming Movie and Depression: 'We Can't Give Up on One Another'
Feb 08 2011

Arlington, Va.,—In the new issue of the Advocate, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) presents an exclusive cover story interview with actress Jodie Foster about her upcoming new movie.

The Arizona Tragedy and Mental Health Care
Jan 01 2011

We share the sadness of other Americans over the Tucson, Arizona tragedy and extend our sympathy to the families of the six individuals who died. We pray for the recovery of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the 13 other persons who were wounded.

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