Press Releases

What NAMI Members Are Saying About A Beautiful Mind
Jan 01 2002

"A Beautiful Mind will enlighten, encourage, and destigmatize mental illness. I sincerely believe it will do more for the suffering of millions of people than any other movie. It is a staggering achievement."

NAMI Supports Introduction of House Legislation to End Insurance Discrimination
Mar 21 2001

The 220,000 members and 1,200 affiliates of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) are proud to support the new legislation introduced by Representatives Marge Roukema (R-NJ) and Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), seeking to provide parity and end discrimination in health insurance coverage. Americans with severe mental illnesses and their families are grateful to them for their leadership.

Letter from Richard C. Birkel, Ph.D., Executive Director, to Walter S. Ray, Chairman, Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole
Feb 21 2001

In August, 2000, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) wrote a detailed letter asking you to spare the life of Alexander Williams, a man with a longstanding severe mental illness, by commuting his death sentence to a more humane alternative sentence.

My Sister's Keeper
Jan 30 2001

Based on My Sister's Keeper: Learning to Cope with a Sibling's Mental Illness (1993) by Margaret Moorman, which included discussion of NAMI support groups, this true story is about the journey of discovery, respect and independence between two sisters. Christine (Bates) is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder as a teenager.