Press Releases

NAMI Blasts New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for Veto Of Insurance Parity Bill As Anti-Family, Anti-Taxpayer
Mar 12 1998

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today blasted New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for his veto of HB 315, which would have established a pilot program for state employees providing coverage for mental illnesses equal to that offered for other physical illnesses.

NAMI Salutes Prominent Figures For Their Courage In Working To End Stigma Against Mental Illness
Feb 25 1998

Members of Congress and prominent figures from the fields of law, medicine and journalism were honored today by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) for their courage in publicly disclosing their experiences with the devastating effects of severe mental illness and their continued efforts to end stigma by openly discussing the impact serious brain disorders have had on their lives. 

NAMI Salutes Influential Individuals For Their Courage In Speaking Publicly About Personal Experiences With Mental Illness
Feb 24 1998

NAMI is honoring five individuals who have shown outstanding courage in publicly disclosing their personal or family experiences with mental illness and who continue to forthrightly discuss the impact of mental illness in their own lives. 

NAMI Calls On Governor Johnson To End Discrimination Against People With Mental Illnesses
Feb 20 1998

In a letter delivered this morning, the nation's leading advocacy organization for individuals with mental illnesses and their families urged New Mexico Governor Johnson to sign legislation that will begin to reverse long-standing health insurance discrimination against those struck with chronic and severely debilitating brain disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.

Parity In New York - The Time Is Now
Feb 10 1998

The New York Assembly rectified a great wrong late yesterday (2/9) by passing A8315--B, "An Act to Amend the Insurance Law." The act, which passed unanimously, is a significant step in treating illnesses of the brain like illnesses of any other organ of the body.

Parity In Tennessee - Now Is The Time To Show Treatment Works
Feb 09 1998

By putting Tennessee families first and not bending to the scare tactics of a few select special interests, Senate bill 2798 has the ability to validate in legislation what researchers have proven in science: Mental illnesses are brain disorders and treatment works. 

Parity In New Mexico - The Time Is Now
Feb 06 1998

For too long, people with severe mental illnesses have been denied adequate health insurance coverage. HB 315 would establish nondiscriminatory parity coverage in health care plans for major mental illnesses among its state employees.

NAMI Calls For Increased Funding For Research Of Serious Brain Disorders
Feb 04 1998

NAMI Executive Director Laurie M. Flynn today urged Congress to increase overall funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by 15 percent in FY'99.

1998 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award Recipients
Jan 31 1998

List of Award Recipients

NAMI To Hold Legislative Conference January 30 - February 1, 1998
Jan 27 1998

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will conduct its annual legislative conference January 30 - February 1, 1998, at the Arlington Hilton Hotel.

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