Press Releases

NAMI Calls on Senate to Pass Medicaid Match (FMAP) Extension; Failure Will Expand Mental Health Crisis in States, Hurt Families and Put Lives at Risk
Jun 16 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( has called on the U.S. Senate to pass an extension of federal Medicaid assistance to states as part of the pending jobs bill.

NAMI Applauds America's Exemplary Psychiatrists; 20th Anniversary of Awards
May 25 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has honored 22 doctors as "Exemplary Psychiatrists" at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual conference in New Orleans.

NAMI Medical Director Honored with APA Patient Advocacy Award; Appears in CNN Health and Huffington Post Columns
May 25 2010

Ken Duckworth, M.D., medical director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), has been honored with the Patient Advocacy Award of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the organization’s 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

NAMI Sponsors Congressional Briefing to Raise Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness
May 19 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), together with the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, today sponsored a congressional briefing on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

NAMI Challenges WA State Law in Federal Court: Transfer of Mentally Ill Patients from Hospitals to Prisons
May 12 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and NAMI Washington State have joined a lawsuit in federal court challenging a law signed by Governor Chris Gregoire on March 31 that allows the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to move persons found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) from state hospitals in which they currently reside to prisons.

NAMI Tells Congress: Greater Research is Needed for Mental Illness; Along with Federal Action to Offset State Mental Health Crisis and End Disability Backlog
May 12 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling on Congress for greater scientific research, mental health grants to offset massive state budget cuts and an end to a backlog in the processing of Social Security disability claims.

Mother's Day and the Myth of the "Schizophrenogenic Mother": PBS Stations Air Documentary
May 04 2010

Many PBS stations are airing When Medicine Got It Wrong, a documentary about the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), this week, to coincide with Mother's Day.

NAMIWalks Kicks-Off "Mental Health Month"; Fun Events That Support Serious Work
Apr 27 2010

May is Mental Health Month. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 1-2, thousands of people in a dozen states will begin stepping forward in NAMIWalks to raise public awareness about facts concerning mental illness and the need for treatment and recovery.

Musician William Fitzsimmons is Special Guest at "Virtual Launch Party" for Social Networking Site for Young Adults and Mental Health; Free Autographed CD to 1,000th Member
Apr 21 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is hosting a virtual "launch party" for, a free online community for young adults, ages 18-25, with a special music preview.

Army Troops in Iraq to Hold 5K Run to Promote PTSD Awareness and Ending Stigma of Mental Illness
Apr 14 2010

An Army platoon in Iraq will run five kilometers (5K) in full body armor on April 17 to raise awareness about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the need to end stigma surrounding mental illness.