Press Releases

NAMI presents award to theatrical film CANVAS; movie with Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden and Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano scheduled for theatrical release October 2007
Jun 20 2007
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor the film, CANVAS, with an “Outstanding Media Award” for a dramatic motion picture at its annual convention that opened today in San Diego.
President’s Virginia Tech Report: A Disappointment
Jun 13 2007

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services today released the "Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy." 

NAMI Applauds "Network of Care," Encourages Statewide Partnerships
Jun 11 2007

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has entered into a partnershipwith Trilogy Integrated Resources, creators of the  Network of Care comm unity Web sites, to familiarize NAMI members with the powerful on-line resources provided by the Network—and to promote its adoption by state and local government agencies nationwide.

NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists
May 21 2007
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honored 18 physicians with "Exemplary Psychiatrists Awards" at the international American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting held in San Diego , California.
To manage mental illness, free on-line video and workbook focus on diet, exercise, smoking cessation
Apr 20 2007
Treating mental illness does not depend on medication or talk therapy alone. It’s a matter of mind and body, especially the heart.
The Virginia Tech Tragedy: Distinguishing Mental Illness from Violence
Apr 18 2007

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) extends its sympathy to all the families who have lost loved ones in the terrible tragedy at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. We are an organization of individuals and families whose lives have been affected by serious mental illnesses.

Studies Support Monitored Use of Antidepressants for Children and Adolescents
Apr 17 2007

Today, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a review of all major studies involving anti-depressants in children and adolescents by a team of researchers from Western Psychiatric Institute in Pittsburgh.

Latest NIMH Study on Bipolar Disorder
Apr 02 2007
Today the Archives of General Psychiatry published a study on the effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorder, “Psychosocial Treatments for Bipolar Disorder.”
African American Families and Mental Health: What You Need to Know
Mar 14 2007
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released A Family Guide to Mental Health: What You Need to Know, oriented especially to African-American families affected by medical illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Latest Schizophrenia Drug Studies: One Size Does Not Fit All; Community Services also Needed
Mar 01 2007

The American Journal of Psychiatry today published two studies representing the most recent installment of the "Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness" (CATIE) funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the treatment of schizophrenia.