Press Releases

Mental Health Cuts; Top 10 States and other State by State Data Released; Medicaid Squeeze is Part of the Crisis
Jan 01 2011

The nation's mental health crisis is continuing to deepen as a result of state budget cuts and shifts of funds to Medicaid, according to a special report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

 

Primary Care Doctors are Critical to Detecting Mental illness in Children; NAMI Family Survey includes the "Top Five" Most Helpful Things a Doctor Can Say
Jan 01 2011

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a survey on family experiences with primary care doctors in treating children and adolescents living with serious mental illness-exposing a broad gap between family needs and practitioner knowledge and resources.

NAMI Releases Family Guide on Adolescent Depression
Dec 20 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has published an updated and expanded edition of What Families Need to Know about Adolescent Depression, a guide for families who want to know about accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options for teenagers experiencing depression.

'War is Not a Normal Situation' NAMI Interview with Army General David Blackledge on PTSD
Nov 11 2010

Army Major General David Blackledge told the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today said that "a revolution" is occurring in how the military looks at post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD.

Did NPR 'Psychiatrist' Remark about Juan Williams Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act? NAMI Asks NPR to Take Action to Protect Against Hostile Work Environment
Oct 28 2010

NAMI) has warned National Public Radio (NPR) that a remark made by NPR's CEO in the firing of senior correspondent Juan Williams may violate the letter or spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Kansas Has Opportunity for National Leadership in Referendum on Mental Illness; Vote Coincides with 20th Anniversary of Senator Bob Dole's Americans with Disabilities Act
Oct 26 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) declared today that Kansas voters will demonstrate national leadership if they "Vote Yes on 2!" in the referendum on a constitutional amendment on Election Day, Nov 2.

New NAMI Blog: Major League Baseball Leads the Way in Mental Health Support for Athletes; Cy Young Champ, Others Inspire Fans
Oct 25 2010

In the latest NAMI blog entry, Mike Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, shares some encouraging developments in Major League Baseball’s (MLB) changing attitudes about mental illness.

Election 2010: People with Mental Illness Don't Belong Behind Bars; Are Candidates Addressing the Facts?
Oct 19 2010
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) charged today that when states cut mental health services, costs often are shifted to law enforcement and corrections systems—with almost 25 percent of inmates in prisons and 20 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system living with serious mental illnesses.
NAMI Leaders, Colleagues Receive SAMHSA 'Voice Awards'; Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter also Honored
Oct 15 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds seven NAMI leaders and colleagues who received consumer leadership honors at the  2010 Voice Awards ceremonies co-hosted by Emmy Award-winner Hector Elizondo and Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on October 13.

Mental Illness: Political Candidates Are Not Immune From Stigma; Plus the Latest on the NAMI Blog
Oct 14 2010
In the NAMI Blog this week, Mike Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, writes: "Mental illness does not discriminate. It affects Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike."
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