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It is perhaps the most misunderstood illness in America. If all television portrayals were this good, however, life might be different.
Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., chair of psychiatry at the University of Iowa School of Medicine, tonight will be one of only twelve persons across all areas of science honored with the National Medal of Science.
NAMI is greatly disappointed that Maine voters have chosen to reject the proposed amendment to the state constitution that would have removed a prohibition of the right to vote for people with mental illnesses subject to guardianship orders.
After 16 years of exemplary service to people with severe mental illnesses and their families, Laurie Flynn has announced to the NAMI board that she intends to resign as NAMI's executive director, effective December 31, 2000.
Productivity is on the rise at the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) thanks to a $17,000 donation of Net services software from Novell, Inc.
Each scientist has contributed to a revolution in our understanding of the brain and its chemical mechanisms, which has opened the door to more effective treatments for schizophrenia and depression.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is protesting a recent Congressional hearing held on "Behavioral Drug Use in Schools" for presenting a "skewed, inflammatory perspective" on issues surrounding the roles and responsibilities of parents, physicians and schools in screening children for mental illnesses and selecting treatment options.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) says it's time to remove one of the last remaining vestiges of discrimination-unemployment--and begin hiring more people in recovery from mental illnesses within the mental healthcare system.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today is celebrating Congress' passage of legislation establishing national standards that restrict the use of restraints and seclusion (R/S) in all psychiatric facilities which receive federal funds and in "non-medical community-based facilities for children and youth.
NAMI is grateful to U.S. Representative Bill McCollum (R-FL) for holding the first Congressional hearing on the criminalization of mental illness. It is a tragedy of national proportions and represents a crisis of both the criminal justice system and our broader mental healthcare system.