Press Releases

State Healthcare Reforms for Uninsured Fail to Address High Percentage of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
Jun 16 2008

New data indicates that more than one in four adult Americans without medical insurance have a mental illness or substance use disorder, or both.

Schizophrenia: Twice as Common as HIV/AIDS, But Survey Shows Americans Misinformed
Jun 09 2008
Twice as many Americans live with schizophrenia than with HIV/AIDS, but a major report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reveals most Americans are unfamiliar with the disease.
June 13-16: NAMI National Convention in Orlando
Jun 03 2008
Leading Experts, Consumers and Families to Address Mental Health Recovery, Science, Policy Issues, includin Florida perspectives. TV journalist Jane Pauley to receive award
NAMI Blog: PBS, MTV and Jane Pauley
May 30 2008
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor television journalist Jane Pauley for contributions to public education about mental illness at NAMI’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida June 13-16, 2008.
NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists
May 06 2008
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is honoring 30 doctors as "Exemplary Psychiatrists" at the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in the nation’s capital this week.
NAMI Echoes Iowa State Television and Mental Health Study Findings
May 02 2008
The National Alliance on Mental Illness's Bob Carolla responded to a recent Iowa State University influence of television on mental health treatment study, "The Iowa State study is right. Television's portrayal of people who live with mental illnesses and people who work in mental health professions too often reflects negative stereotypes. It makes stigma and discrimination worse. Hollywood sometimes gets it right, but only when producers, directors and writers take the time to do their homework. There are basic standards of accuracy, fairness and compassion that still produce good entertainment."
Women & Depression. 1 in 8; twice the rate of men
Apr 28 2008
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a new brochure, Women and Depression, about the many dimensions of major depression in women. It can be downloaded at
Britney Spears: Let's Talk About All of Us
Jan 31 2008

In recent weeks, a media circus and reckless speculation has surrounded events in the life of pop singer Britney Spears and her family.

Presidential Candidates Answer Mental Healthcare Questionnaire
Jan 01 2008

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released the responses of five presidential candidates to a detailed questionnaire about mental healthcare issues.