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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,...


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"...


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...


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...


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...


Dec 03, 2014, 17:15 ET NAMI Applauds Federal Stay of Texas Execution of Scott Panetti

Mary Gilberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), has issued the following statement: NAMI is grateful to the...


Nov 21, 2014, 09:15 ET Mental Health and the "Holiday Blues": 64% of people with mental illness report that the holidays make their conditions worse

 High expectations, loneliness and stress can lead to the "Holiday Blues" during the season from Thanksgiving to New Year's. In most cases...