Press Releases

Mental Health Parity: NAMI Tells Congress that Enforcement of Federal Law is Needed; NAMI Study Cited
Sep 09 2016

NAMI is calling for legislation to ensure enforcement of the 2008 federal mental health insurance "parity" law and expanded coverage under the 2009 Affordable Care Act.

 
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
Aug 31 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED), today released “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health,” a guide to help students and parents talk about mental health.

NAMI Applauds New SAMHSA Chief Medical Officer: "A Community Psychiatrist"
Aug 11 2016

NAMI CEO, Mary Giliberti offered a positive statement regarding the new Chief Medical Officer of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

NAMI Calls for Independent Investigation of Shocking Treatment of Jailed Rape Victim with Bipolar Disorder
Jul 22 2016

NAMI and NAMI Greater Houston have issued a letter to The Honorable Devon Anderson, Harris County District Attorney in Texas, calling for an immediate and thorough independent investigation of the egregious treatment of “Jane Doe,” a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder who was the victim of an aggravated rape. 

NAMI Elects Steve Pitman of California as National Board President
Jul 19 2016

The Board of Directors has elected Steve Pitman of Orange County, California as board president of the national organization. 

NAMI Launches Stigmafree Company Partnership
Jul 07 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) launched Stigmafree Company, a new initiative that will challenge, highlight and cultivate a company culture of caring and enhanced engagement around mental health. An initial group of seven companies have joined as partners including Coty, EY, FOX Sports, Kenneth Cole Productions, Participant Media, Philosophy, and Wear Your Label.

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Mental Health Care Reform:
Jul 06 2016

NAMI applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for taking "a major step forward" to improve the lives of Americans living with mental illness.

NAMI Applauds Passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
Jun 15 2016

NAMI applauds the passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, in the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

Mass Tragedies, Police and Mental Health: NAMI Releases Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders; "Preparing for the Unimaginable”
May 25 2016

NAMI today released a guide for police leaders, Preparing for the Unimaginable, to help police departments prepare for mass casualty events and support emotional resiliency for first-responders and their communities.

NAMI Launches New Public Service Announcement during Mental Health Month
May 13 2016

In partnership with the Hope & Grace Initiative, NAMI has launched "StigmaFree" a new public service announcement (PSA) for television featuring actress and mental health advocate Mayim Bialik. The PSA is part of NAMI's stigmafree campaign and was released to coincide with Mental Health Month, which is recognized every May.

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