Press Releases

NAMI Launches Veterans Resource Center on Mental Health; Online
Nov 06 2007
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has established an online Veterans Resource Center to help support active duty military personnel, veterans and their families facing serious mental illnesses such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia.
NAMI Condemns ManHunt2 Video Game for Linking Mental Illness to Violence Controversial Game Raises Public Health Concerns
Nov 01 2007
“NAMI asks Rockstar Games to recall or further modify the videogame Manhunt2 due to its irresponsible, stereotyped portrayal of mental illness. We also ask retailers to be responsible in responding to public health concerns.
Retired Navy Captain and Mother of Disabled Veteran Testifies for NAMI before U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Oct 24 2007
Constance Walker, mother of a disabled Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, today testified for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, warning of the "looming reality" that confronts veterans who live in rural communities and need mental health care.
Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research & Care Act
Oct 15 2007
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots organization representing individuals and families with mental illnesses, is pleased to offer its strong support for House passage of the Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act (HR 20).
NAMI Thanks Senator Pete Domenici for 35 Years of Service
Oct 05 2007

During 35 years in the nation's capital, Senator Pete Domenici's leadership has benefited millions of Americans who live with serious mental illnesses. We thank him for all he has done for individuals and families who face the disabling impact of brain disorders.

NAMI Applauds Senate Passage of Mental Health Parity: House Action Urged
Sep 19 2007
The National Alliance on Mental Illness thanks the U.S. Senate for its unanimous passage of S. 558, which provides for equitable mental health insurance coverage.
Teen Suicide Studies
Sep 07 2007
Teen suicide is an often preventable tragedy. It is an appropriate focus of research and inquiry. Two new studies focused on the issue raise both important clinical and policy questions.
Virginia Tech Review Panel Report
Aug 30 2007

The Virginia Tech Panel Report released today is important for the entire nation. It exposes problems that exist not just in Virginia but throughout the country.

Supreme Court Decision: Mental Illness & Death Penalty
Jun 28 2007
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has praised today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court blocking the execution of a Texas man who suffers from severe mental illness.
Virginia Tech, Voting Rights, Stigma Concerns Open NAMI Convention
Jun 21 2007
The recent tragedy at Virginia Tech in which one student with severe mental illness killed  32 students and professors, and the stigma surrounding mental illness generally, were on the minds of many NAMI leaders as they arrived in San Diego on June 20 for their annual convention.