NAMI Opposes the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

Feb 14 2018

NAMI opposes the H.R. 620, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act of 2017 scheduled for vote Thursday Feb. 15. This bill would weaken the ADA, a law that ensures people with disabilities, including mental illness, have equal access to all areas of public life.

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NAMI Awards Program: Open for Nominations

Jan 31 2018

Each year, as part of our convention, we give out a handful of awards to celebrate the accomplishments of our community. But we need your help identifying the standout individuals and organizations who dedicate their time to our cause!

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Work Requirements For Medicaid Hurt, Not Help

Jan 19 2018

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a letter supporting work requirements for non-disabled Medicaid enrollees. Rather than spending limited public resources on enforcing mandatory work requirements, NAMI urges states to invest in supported employment programs. 

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People with Serious Mental Illness Remain Priced Out of Housing

Dec 20 2017

According to a newly released report by the Technical Assistance Collaborative Inc. in partnership with the CCD Housing Task Force, “Priced Out: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities”, America’s current housing crisis has a large impact on people with disabilities, including people with serious mental illness.

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A Federal Vision for Improving Mental Health Care

Dec 14 2017

The Federal Intergovernmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) released an interim report to Congress today. The report contains many recommendations for improving the national response to adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children with serious emotional disturbance (SED).   

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Celebrate the Anniversary of Mental Health Reform

Dec 13 2017

Today is the one-year anniversary of when the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the power of NAMI’s collective advocacy. Real change happens for our cause when we work together at the local, state and national level. 

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Google Partners with NAMI to Increase Understanding of PTSD

Dec 5 2017

In any given year, about 14 million adults in the U.S. will experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). That’s why we’re honored to partner with Google again to bring another screening questionnaire—often a crucial step toward getting proper diagnosis and treatment—into your hands.

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Mental Health Deserves Equal Treatment

Nov 30 2017

On Nov. 30, NAMI released its third nationwide parity report, The Doctor is Out, which found that despite the federal parity law, people lack the same access to mental health providers as they have for other medical providers.

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