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Jul 13, 2017, 16:04 ET NAMI Statement on the Revised "Better Care Reconciliation Act"

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply disappointed that the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), released today...


Jun 26, 2017, 11:01 ET Tipper Gore Funds National Expansion of National Alliance on Mental Illness' Flagship Teen Program

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) announced the nationwide expansion of their flagship teen program, Ending the Silence, due to...


Jun 20, 2017, 14:52 ET National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Announces Annual Convention Highlights

1000+ individuals and family members affected by mental illness will be on Capitol Hill on June 29 visiting with Members of Congress to voice...


May 25, 2017, 17:34 ET New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating...


May 17, 2017, 10:16 ET NAMI Releases Video Series On College And Mental Health

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has released a new video series aimed at helping college bound students and their families talk...


May 01, 2017, 11:03 ET NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Month

This month, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illness and call on all...


Mar 15, 2017, 15:24 ET CBO Report: NAMI Calls Health Care Bill "Life-Threatening" for Mental Health

Mary Giliberti, Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement: "The nonpartisan...


Jan 03, 2017, 11:03 ET NAMI Announces Legislative Priorities for 2017

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is pleased to announce its legislative priorities for 2017 as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure...


Dec 07, 2016, 14:42 ET NAMI Celebrates Senate Passage of Mental Health Reform

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds and celebrates the U.S. Senate's passage of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation...


Nov 30, 2016, 20:00 ET NAMI Applauds Passage of Landmark Mental Health Reforms

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds a significant victory for the mental health community with the passage by the U.S....


Nov 15, 2016, 09:15 ET NAMI Survey Report: Too Many Gaps in Mental Health Insurance Coverage

A report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reveals new information about the gap between health insurance coverage of mental...


Sep 09, 2016, 10:06 ET Mental Health Parity: NAMI Tells Congress that Enforcement of Federal Law is Needed; NAMI Study Cited

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling for legislation to ensure enforcement of the 2008 federal mental health insurance...


Aug 31, 2016, 09:30 ET National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Jed Foundation Release "Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health," A Guide for Families on Starting a Conversation about Mental Health

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED), today released "Starting the Conversation:...


Aug 10, 2016, 15:35 ET NAMI Applauds New SAMHSA Chief Medical Officer: "A Community Psychiatrist"

 NAMI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mary Giliberti offered the following statement on the appointment today of Anita Everett, M.D. as...


Jul 19, 2016, 12:48 ET NAMI Elects Steve Pitman of California as National Board President

 The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has elected Steve Pitman of Orange County, California as board...


Jul 07, 2016, 11:59 ET NAMI Launches Stigmafree Company Partnership

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) launched Stigmafree Company, a new initiative that will challenge, highlight and cultivate a...


Jul 06, 2016, 15:36 ET House of Representatives Passes Mental Health Care Reform: NAMI Applauds "A Major Step Forward"

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for taking "a major step forward" to improve the...


Jun 28, 2016, 11:05 ET The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) To Host National Convention in Denver

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for...


Jun 15, 2016, 12:47 ET NAMI Applauds Passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

 Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds the passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, in...


Mar 16, 2016, 11:04 ET Mental Health Bill: Senate Committee Action is Another Step Forward

 Mary Giliberti, chief executive officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), issued the following statement today after the U.S....


Feb 10, 2016, 10:23 ET NAMI Warns Senate about Criminalization of Mental Illness; Supports Cornyn Bill

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that criminalization of people living with...


Jan 27, 2016, 12:23 ET NAMI Applauds President's Call to "Rethink" Solitary Confinement

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today expressed gratitude for President Obama's actions to curtail the use of solitary...


Dec 18, 2015, 09:30 ET NAMI Applauds Agreement on the 2016 Budget Bill

Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) issued the following statement praising the House and Senate...


Dec 08, 2015, 09:15 ET 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

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released its third annual survey of state mental health care legislation. The 2015 report comes...


Nov 05, 2015, 16:39 ET Congress Takes Historic Step Toward Mental Health Reform; NAMI Applauds Many Provisions

Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement on the passage of HR 2646,...