Press Releases

NAMI Protests "Me, Myself & Irene"
Jun 09 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill today launched a national protest against the new Jim Carrey movie, Me, Myself & Irene, which is scheduled to premiere in Hollywood on June 15 and be released nationally on June 23-claiming that the movie and its promotional campaign represent "gross ignorance and insensitivity" to people with mental illnesses and their families.

Childhood and Adolescent Mental Illnesses Take Center Stage at NAMI's 21st Annual Convention in San Diego
Jun 06 2000

Early onset of mental illnesses in children and adolescents will be a major focus at the annual convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), to be held in San Diego, CA, June 14-18, 2000.

NAMI Applauds Vice-President Gore's Mental Health Initiative
May 31 2000

The Vice-President has renewed his commitment today through announcement of a broad initiative for improved mental health care coverage. 

Senators Domenici And Kennedy Introduce Mental Health Reform Bill
May 25 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally (NAMI) is pleased to support the legislation introduced today by Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) to provide for greater treatment of mental illnesses.

NAMI Supports Domenici-Wellstone Bill For Full Insurance Coverage For Severe Mental Illnesses
May 18 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) supports S. 796, the Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act, and recognizes the progress that today's hearing by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) represents. 

NAMI Recognizes Outstanding Psychiatrists
May 16 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill today honored 52 psychiatrists with its 2000 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrists Award during the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Chicago.

NAMI Joins in Announcing New Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health
May 12 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has joined with the newly established Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health to announce the creation of a national center dedicated to improving identification, assessment and treatment practices for children with mental disorders.

Congress Begins Action on FY 2001 Spending Bills for Research and Services
May 11 2000

Yesterday, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees began action on the Presidents FY 2001 budget request for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). 

NAMI Applauds Massachusetts Governor for Signing Parity Law
May 02 2000

Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci today signed into law the nation's 31st state statute requiring health insurance plans to provide parity of coverage for mental illnesses.

NAMI To Hold Annual Convention In San Diego
Apr 28 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the nation's leading grassroots advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses, will host its annual convention June 14-18, 2000 in San Diego, California.