. . . Others showed that Americans demonstrated significant resilience, but the need for vigilance - and access to treatment - remains.
In April 2002, President Bush, appointed the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health to recommend reforms to the nations treatment system. Its preliminary report is due in October. He also pledged to work with Congress to pass mental health parity legislation for health insurance this year-before the November elections.
In remembering September 11th, we also talk about heroes and courage.
Those words indeed apply to soldiers, firefighters, and police.
But they also apply to NAMI.
Faith and hope; heroes and courage. That is part of what it means to live with mental illness. It is also part of what it means to be an American.
If you aren't already a NAMI member, we hope you will join us in working to improve the lives of people with mental illness, and to uphold the ideals of individual dignity and freedom upon which America was founded. Join NAMI today!