Press Releases

Mental Health Groups Sign Open Letter to Advertising Community
Feb 26 2007
The following is an open letter to advertisers and a list of signatories:
National Organizations Urge Volkswagen to Pull Ad
Feb 14 2007
Less than a week after General Motors agreed to edit its advertisement featuring a robot who gets laid off and then jumps off a bridge, yet another automobile company has decided to use suicide as a marketing tool.
NAMI Applauds Bipartisan Mental Illness Insurance Parity Bill
Feb 12 2007
NAMI is proud to support the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 and the unprecedented bipartisan agreement achieved by Senators Pete Domenici, Ted Kennedy and Mike Enzi.
General Motors Blasted For TV Suicide Commercial, Marginalization of Depression
Feb 09 2007

Anger in the mental health and suicide prevention community has grown following a General Motors spokesperson’s statement this week that the company has received "more than a handful, but not a tsunami" of complaints over a Super Bowl ad that depicted a suicidal leap from a bridge -- and that the company intends to air the commercial again during the Academy Awards on February 25th.

Another Grey's Anatomy Star Steps In It
Feb 02 2007
First Mel Gibson. Then Michael Richards. Then Isaiah Washington.
NAMI to Increase Support Groups Nationwide Through AstraZeneca Partnership
Jan 30 2007
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will significantly expand its support group program for people with mental illnesses to all 50 states and Puerto Rico by 2009, thanks to an exclusive multi-year partnership with AstraZeneca, LP.
NAMI Calls for Federal Investigation of Georgia State Hospitals
Jan 17 2007

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots organization representing individuals with serious mental illnesses and their families, has called for a federal investigation of neglect, abuse and poor medical care in Georgia’s state hospital system.