Press Releases

SAMHSA Administrator Charles Curie Resigns; Leadership Marked by Achievement
May 25 2006
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) received the news today that Charles Curie, administrator of the federal Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), intends to resign, effective August 5, 2006.
NAMI Warns Congress About Cutting NIMH Budget; Research "Vitally Important" to Recovery, Third-Generation Medicines
May 19 2006
The president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness today warned Congress that President Bush's proposed $9 million cut in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) budget will erode progress in finding new treatments for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression—condemning millions of Americans to chronic disability.
NAMI Expands "FaithNet"on Mental Illness, Provides New Resources for Faith Communities
May 10 2006

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has expanded its "FaithNet" outreach program for faith comm unities with the inauguration of a new Web site, NAMI FaithNet.

NAMI Applauds Senate Amendment Providing Housing Help To Gulf State Residents with Mental Illnesses Hurt by Hurricane Katrina
May 04 2006
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today applauded the U.S. Senate's adoption of an amendment offered by Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana that provides $100 million to help people with mental illnesses and other disabilities in Louisiana and Mississippi affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
For Depression: A Message of Hope
Mar 23 2006

The New England Journal of Medicine has released two keystone studies on the treatment of major depression that are important to consumers, families and physicians.

NAMI Calls on NY Legislature to Investigate State Office of Mental Health
Mar 02 2006

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has called on the New York state legislature to investigate the state Office of Mental Health (OMH) after its refusal to participate in a national survey of state mental healthcare systems released this week.

Nation's Mental Healthcare System Gets "D" Grade
Mar 01 2006

The United States gets a D grade in helping adults with serious mental illnesses, according to the first state-by-state report on the nation's mental healthcare system in more than 15 years.

Amnesty International’s Report on The Death Penalty and Serious Mental Illness
Jan 31 2006

Amnesty International’s report today on people with serious mental illnesses and the death penalty represents a compelling step forward in making the case that profound injustice exists at the most painful intersection of the mental healthcare and criminal justice systems in America.

Study Looks at Treatment-Resistant Depression
Jan 05 2006

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released the initial results of the largest clinical trial for depression.