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Aug 24, 2015, 18:52 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Oct 02, 2014, 12:48 ET
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Do You Know the Symptoms? Oct. 5-11 is Mental Illness Awareness Week; NAMI Calls for Public Education

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 5-11. What do you have planned? MIAW is a time for education about mental illness such as depression,...

Aug 26, 2014, 13:41 ET
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Thousands to Join #Act4MentalHealth Social Media Campaign to Urge Congress to Pass Mental Health Legislation

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization, today announced that it will launch a...

Jul 10, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Mental Illness: NAMI Report Deplores 80 Percent Unemployment Rate; State Rates and Ranks Listed--Model Legislation Proposed

One of the best steps in recovery from mental illness is a job, but the national unemployment rate for individuals receiving public mental health...

May 27, 2014, 22:34 ET
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NAMI Statement: The Santa Barbara Tragedy; What Can Communities and Families Do?

 Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement about the May 23...

Apr 29, 2014, 09:56 ET
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NAMI Calls on Congress to Promote Nationwide Expansion of Police Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling for nationwide expansion of Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) to reduce fatal events...

Apr 24, 2014, 15:40 ET
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NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists for Inspirational Work in the Mental Health Field

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor 23 doctors as Exemplary Psychiatrists at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA)...