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Apr 30, 2019, 14:08 ET This Mental Health Month NAMI Answers the Question "WhyCare?" About Mental Health

During the month of May NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will launch the WhyCare? awareness campaign for Mental Health Month. The...


Mar 13, 2019, 16:00 ET NAMI Applauds the Introduction of the Commander John Scott Hannon VA Mental Health Improvement Act of 2019

Landmark legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate today to help reduce veteran suicides and improve mental health outcomes by implementing...


Jun 13, 2018, 09:00 ET Mental Health Parity at Risk

Today, NAMI released a report highlighting the impossible barriers millions of Americans living with mental health and substance use disorders faced...


May 01, 2018, 10:24 ET There is a virus spreading across the country. It's stigma. Do you have it?

During the month of May, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness of mental illness. One in ...


Jul 13, 2017, 16:04 ET NAMI Statement on the Revised "Better Care Reconciliation Act"

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply disappointed that the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), released today retains...


Jun 26, 2017, 11:00 ET Tipper Gore Funds National Expansion of National Alliance on Mental Illness' Flagship Teen Program

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) announced the nationwide expansion of their flagship teen program, Ending the Silence, due to a ...


Jun 20, 2017, 14:52 ET National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Announces Annual Convention Highlights

1000+ individuals and family members affected by mental illness will be on Capitol Hill on June 29 visiting with Members of Congress to voice support ...


May 25, 2017, 17:34 ET New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating...


May 17, 2017, 10:16 ET NAMI Releases Video Series On College And Mental Health

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has released a new video series aimed at helping college bound students and their families talk about...


May 01, 2017, 11:03 ET NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Month

This month, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illness and call on all...


Mar 15, 2017, 15:24 ET CBO Report: NAMI Calls Health Care Bill "Life-Threatening" for Mental Health

Mary Giliberti, Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement: "The nonpartisan...


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, 02:42 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, 08:00 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 health...


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 "parity"...


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: College and...


Aug 10, 2016, 03:35 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 Chief Medical...


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 president of...


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, 03:36 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 the ...


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 the...


May 26, 2016, 05:51 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 departments...