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Apr 15, 2016, 12:42 ET Schizophrenia: Digital Technology Defies Stigma, Supports Recovery

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released the results of a survey showing that people living with schizophrenia use digital...


Apr 07, 2016, 18:50 ET NAMI Calls MedPAC Recommendation on Medicare Part D "Misguided" and "Dangerous"

Mary Giliberti, CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued a statement in response to a decision by the Medicare Payment...


Mar 29, 2016, 17:13 ET NAMI Applauds New Parity Rule and Federal Parity Task Force

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


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,...


Oct 27, 2015, 17:23 ET Six Leading Mental Health Organizations Call on ABC-TV to Drop Halloween Episode; Stigma Violates TV Network's Own Anti-Bullying Campaign

Six of the nation's leading mental health organizations have joined in calling on ABC-TV to drop its Wednesday night broadcast of a "Modern Family"...


Oct 27, 2015, 08:30 ET Mental Health Advocates Call on ABC-TV to Drop Halloween Episode

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today issued the following statement after repeated conversations with ABC-TV failed to yield...


Sep 29, 2015, 10:30 ET Is Your Campus StigmaFree? NAMI Calls for Student Mental Health Action

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling on college and university students to take a StigmaFree pledge  and fight...


Sep 15, 2015, 14:53 ET NAMI Offers Resources to Help for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background and are often the result of mental health conditions. But suicide is...


Aug 24, 2015, 18:52 ET The Oklahoma Tragedy: NAMI Statement

Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Traci Cook, executive director of NAMI Oklahoma today...


Aug 05, 2015, 18:38 ET NAMI Applauds U.S. Senator Cornyn's Bill to Reduce Incarceration of People with Mental Illness

 The following is a statement by NAMI Executive Director, Mary Giliberti: This morning, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the "Mental...


Jul 08, 2015, 13:36 ET New Mental Health Television PSAs: NAMI Launches "Hope Starts with You" Campaign

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched "Hope Starts with You," a new campaign of public service announcements (PSAs) for...


Jul 02, 2015, 11:30 ET Former Calif. Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to Receive National Honors at NAMI Convention in San Francisco

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor California Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County District Attorney...


Jun 29, 2015, 18:49 ET Mike Huckabee and Schizophrenia; NAMI Calls for an Apology Over Supreme Court Radio Remarks

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee owes all Americans an apology, particularly the 1 in 5 persons who experience mental health conditions in any...


Jun 25, 2015, 14:18 ET NAMI Calls Supreme Court Decision a Step Forward--and a Sigh of Relief--for People with Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement by NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti on the U.S....


May 01, 2015, 11:34 ET National Alliance on Mental Illness Launches StigmaFree Campaign

 On May 1, to support Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the philosophy hope & grace initiative are...


Apr 24, 2015, 17:15 ET NAMI Offers Unique App for Mental Health Support -- Just in Time for Mental Health Month

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has unveiled NAMI AIR, a unique iPhone and Android app to provide support and access to...


Apr 01, 2015, 09:30 ET Mental Health Care: NAMI Report Finds Insurance Discrimination, Lack of Transparency under Parity Laws

Health insurance plans are falling short in coverage of mental health and substance abuse conditions according to a report issued today by the...


Mar 17, 2015, 10:00 ET NAMI and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Announce Partnership for Broader Mental Health Education, Awareness, and Support Nationwide

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc.® have launched a new partnership to expand mental...


Mar 10, 2015, 12:45 ET 10 Warning Signs: NAMI Offers Teen Mental Health Tools to Faith Communities and Civic Groups

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched "Say It Out Loud," a program for faith communities and civic organizations to use...


Dec 09, 2014, 09:30 ET Mental Health Reforms Have Slowed Since the Newtown Tragedy; NAMI Report Shows Minnesota, Virginia and Wisconsin among Exemplary Leaders in 2014

Momentum for reform of the nation's mental health care system slowed in 2014 as a result of failure by Congress to enact comprehensive mental...