Sandy Hook Tragedy Anniversary: NAMI Website Resources are Now Available, including State Legislation Report 2013 on Mental Health Responses

Nov 21, 2013, 12:15 ET from National Alliance on Mental Illness

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has opened a special website for reporters working on stories related to the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Conn. that shocked the nation on Dec. 14, 2012.


Resources include:

  • NAMI State Legislative Report 2013 on how states responded to the tragedy on a range of mental health issues—a question many reporters have been asking us in recent weeks.
  • Family resources for navigating the mental health care system, including "Where We Stand" position papers and fact sheets on issues such as mental health screening, school-based needs and perspective on violence and guns.
  • Background on the White House Conference on Mental Health convened  after the tragedy and its launch of  the National Dialogue on mental illness that is still occurring through local "community conversations." This initiative has not been widely covered from national or state perspectives. It includes the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) campaign targeted to youth:

About NAMI

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness