Press Releases

Mass Tragedies, Police and Mental Health: NAMI Releases Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders; "Preparing for the Unimaginable”
May 25 2016

NAMI today released a guide for police leaders, Preparing for the Unimaginable, to help police departments prepare for mass casualty events and support emotional resiliency for first-responders and their communities.

NAMI Launches New Public Service Announcement during Mental Health Month
May 13 2016

In partnership with the Hope & Grace Initiative, NAMI has launched "StigmaFree" a new public service announcement (PSA) for television featuring actress and mental health advocate Mayim Bialik. The PSA is part of NAMI's stigmafree campaign and was released to coincide with Mental Health Month, which is recognized every May.

Schizophrenia: Digital Technology Defies Stigma, Supports Recovery
Apr 15 2016

NAMI has released the results of a survey showing that people living with schizophrenia use digital technology generally as much as the rest of the population—and in ways that help them cope with the effects of their condition.

NAMI Calls MedPAC Recommendation on Medicare Part D "Misguided" and "Dangerous”
Apr 15 2016

NAMI has issued a statement in response to a decision by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to recommend to Congress adverse changes in cost-sharing provisions for low-income persons under Medicare Part D.

Mental Health Bill: U.S. Senate Committee Action is Another Step Forward
Mar 17 2016

NAMI welcomes the committee's action as another step forward in the process leading to enactment of bipartisan comprehensive mental health reform.

New Report Finds Families Struggle Over a Decade to Get Help for Mental Illness
Feb 23 2016

At least 8.4 million Americans are providing care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue, and nearly three quarters report that caregiving causes high emotional stress, finds a new study from the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with Mental Health America and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

NAMI Warns Senate about Criminalization of Mental Illness; Supports Cornyn Bill
Feb 10 2016

NAMI warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that criminalization of people living with mental illness has reached "crisis proportions" and called for support of the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act. 

NAMI Applauds President's Call to "Rethink" Solitary Confinement
Jan 27 2016

President Obama ordered a ban on the use of solitary confinement for juveniles and sharp limits on its use for people with serious mental illness. 

NAMI Applauds Agreement on the 2016 Budget Bill
Dec 18 2015

Mary Giliberti, executive director of the NAMI issued the following statement praising the House and Senate for their work in reaching agreement on the federal budget bill for 2016.

Mental Health Report: Good News, Bad News in State Mental Health Legislation Passed in 2015; NAMI Applauds Minnesota, New York and Virginia as Reform Leaders; Congress Slow to Act
Dec 08 2015

NAMI’s third annual report on state legislation that took place across the country in 2015 found lots of good news, but unfortunately some bad news as well.

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