Press Releases

Don't Kill Andrea Yates
Mar 14 2002

NAMI opposes the death penalty for anyone with severe mental illness, and we hope that the jury will be persuaded not to compound further the profound tragedies that occurred in this case.

Federal Court Strikes Down Boundary Between Physical And Mental Illness
Feb 28 2002

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has opened a breach in the artificial wall that has long separated coverage of physical and mental illnesses in insurance policies.

NAMI Outlines HHS Budget Concerns; National Commission on Treatment of Mental Illness Also Awaited
Feb 26 2002

 In a letter to Secretary Tommy Thompson of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) this week, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) praised broad aspects of President George W. Bush's budget for FY2003, but outlined specific concerns that still need to be addressed during the Congressional budget and appropriations process.

Alexander Williams
Feb 26 2002

Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and a victim of child abuse, Alexander Williams was sentenced to die by lethal injection for a crime committed while actively psychotic.

Letter from Richard C. Birkel, Ph.D., to The Honorable Thommy Thompson, Secretary HHS
Feb 26 2002

On behalf of the 220,000 members and 1,200 state and local affiliates of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), I am writing to thank you for important increases in the President's FY 2003 budget that affect research and services for consumers and families living with severe mental illnesses.

Olympic Torch Run On February 7th Honors Families Affected By Mental Illness
Feb 05 2002

Mary Freer will run the Olympic Torch two-tenths of a mile as part of the official relay en route to Friday's opening ceremonies in Salt Lake City.

State of Mind: America 2002
Feb 01 2002

Coping With Economic Downturn, Mental Health And Terrorism, How Are We Doing? Access And Parity, Children

State of Mind
Feb 01 2002

The program will be taped simultaneously before live audiences in New York and Washington. It will include expert guests, panel discussions, commentary, live performance and reports from around the United States. 

In Our Own Voice
Jan 17 2002

he National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has named one of its premiere education programs-in which consumers with mental illnesses speak directly to community audiences about their experiences with brain disorders, treatment and recovery-in honor of In Our Own Voice, a documentary produced independently by Idaho Public Television (IDPTV) with funding from the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare.

NAMI Calls "A Beautiful Mind" A Historic, Authentic Achievement
Jan 15 2002

The Golden Globe awards won't be announced until Sunday, January 20, and Oscar nominations have yet to be made, but the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is already calling "A Beautiful Mind" a winner.