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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...


May 26, 2016, 17:51 ET NAMI and Mental Health Advocates Present Petitions Signed by 200,000 Americans to Senate Leaders, Calling for Vote on Reform Legislation

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) joined with mental health advocates on Capitol Hill and presented petitions with 200,000...


May 25, 2016, 10:52 ET Mass Tragedies, Police and Mental Health: NAMI Releases Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders; "Preparing for the Unimaginable"

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released a guide for police leaders, Preparing for the Unimaginable, to help police...


May 13, 2016, 10:48 ET NAMI Launches New Public Service Announcement during Mental Health Month

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in partnership with the Hope & Grace Initiative, has launched "StigmaFree," a new public...


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 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...


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...


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...


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....