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|Welcome to the NAMI Newsroom, the place for reporters, advocates and other media professionals. NAMI's communications services team is available around-the-clock to news media for: |
- Expert analysis on a wide range of issues related to severe mental illnesses or brain disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder/manic-depression, major depression, and anxiety disorders.
- Current data on research, treatments, rates of prevalence
- Interviews with national spokespersons and technical experts
- Access to persons with serious mental illness and their families who are willing to share personal stories with the media
- Comment on breaking news
Bob Carolla, Director of Media Relations
3803 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
Telephone: (703) 524-7600
Fax: (703) 516-7238
Examining our Mental Health System
Recent news and other national tragedies have resulted in important examinations of our nation’s mental health system. Along with working with our nation's leaders and holding discussions about how to improve mental health care it is important to look at all of the underlying causes that lead to these events and look at how we can prevent them in the future as well as providing resources and care for all of those affected.
This guide includes resources for policymakers, news media and the general public with information about NAMI policy, mental illness, outreach initiatives and resources for families. ... Read More.
For NAMI Press Releases, you may read the most recent release below, or visit the Press Release Archive to browse releases from 1997 - present.
Facts About NAMI
NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.
Facts and Figures About Mental Illness
Mental illnesses can profoundly disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, moods, ability to relate to others and capacity for coping with the demands of life.
Military and Veterans Mental Health
American troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and other veterans cannot depend solely on the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) for mental health care—even though the civilian mental health care system is in crisis, according to the annual convention of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held this past week.
NAMI Applauds Bipartisan Mental Illness Insurance Parity Bill
NAMI is proud to support the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 and the unprecedented bipartisan agreement achieved by Senators Pete Domenici, Ted Kennedy and Mike Enzi.
Statement on TAC Hospital Report
NAMI responds to the Treatment Advocacy Center's (TAC) report on the shortage of hospital beds for individuals with mental illness.
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