Press Releases

NAMIWalks Fight Stigma: Fall Dates include Mental Illness Awareness Week and Election 2010 Concerns
Sep 03 2010

NAMIWalks will step forward over the next three months to raise public awareness in state and local comm unities about mental illness and the need for treatment and recovery.

New NAMI Peer-to-Peer Classes for People Living with Mental Illness Offer Interactive Curriculum in English and Spanish
Sep 02 2010
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will offer Peer-to-Peer classes across the country this fall using a new, interactive curriculum that will be available in both English and Spanish.
Hearts & Minds: NAMI Highlights Meditation, Yoga and Other "Mindfulness" Practices for Mental Illness
Sep 01 2010
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is providing a new dimension to its Hearts & Minds initiative, an educational program that promotes "mind and body" health practices for individuals who live with mental illness.
NAMI Offers Local Communities Support amid State Mental Health Crisis
Aug 31 2010
In a newly released interview filmed at the 2010 NAMI national convention, Mike Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), underscores the ongoing impact of the economic recession on state mental health services and highlights the local NAMI supports offered to people affected by mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
NAMI Raises Concern for Impact of Mental Health Care Budget Cuts on Low-Income Mothers and Infants;
Aug 30 2010
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has raised added concern about a study released by The Urban Institute that shows more than one-half of babies in poverty are being raised by mothers living with depression -- creating parenting and child development challenges.
Hurricane Katrina 5th Anniversary: Mental Health Crisis; NAMI Responds to Kaiser Foundation Survey and USA Today Story
Aug 25 2010

On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is commenting on a Kaiser Family Foundation’s survey of  New Orleans residents as they continue to rebuild from the storm—and a study on the impact on children reported this week in USA Today.

BP Oil Spill Fund Should Cover Mental Health Claims; NAMI Warns Administrator Kenneth Feinberg that Exclusion Would Be 'Neither Fair nor Equitable'
Aug 11 2010
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has called on Kenneth Feinberg, the independent claims administrator for the $20 billion relief fund created by BP Oil Company, to cover mental health needs resulting from the company's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
NAMI Blasts BP: Oil Company Ignores Request for $10 Milillion for Mental Health Crisis
Jul 15 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today blasted BP oil company for ignoring Louisiana's appeals for help in funding mental health care in communities affected by the BP oil spill.

Military and Veterans Mental Health. State Budget Crises Hurt DoD and VA Need for Partnerships, Warns NAMI Convention
Jul 07 2010

American troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and other veterans cannot depend solely on the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) for mental health care—even though the civilian mental health care system is in crisis, according to the annual convention of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held this past week.

U.S. Army: Dogs Help Battle PTSD
Jul 02 2010

The Army is using dogs "much more" to help soldiers recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) according to the Army Surgeon General's special assistant for mental health, Col. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, M.D., who spoke today at the annual convention of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).