Press Releases

Newtown Tragedy: NAMI Condemns NRA Position as "Outrageous and Wrong"
Dec 21 2012

 Michael J. Fitzpatrick , executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement:

"The National Rifle Association (NRA) response to last week's tragedy in Newtown Connecticut -- in which 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed -- is outrageous and wrong.

NAMI Fact Sheet: After the Newtown Tragedy, Parents are Asking What to Do When a Child Has a Mental Illness
Dec 20 2012
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a new fact sheet, What Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy; NAMI Statement Includes Trauma Resources
Dec 14 2012

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement which includes recommended links to trauma resources for families:

NAMI/CPNPF Survey Finds 75 Percent of Individuals with Mental Health Conditions and their Caregivers Don't Receive Medication Monitoring from Pharmacists
Dec 13 2012
Approximately 75 percent of individuals living with mental illness and their caregivers seldom or never receive safety or effectiveness monitoring assistance from community pharmacists according to a survey conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in conjunction with the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Foundation (CPNPF).
College Survey: 50 Percent of College Students with Mental Health Problems Who Withdraw from School Because of Mental Health Issues Never Access College Mental Health Services
Dec 06 2012

Sixty-four percent of students who experience mental health problems in college and withdraw from school do so because of their mental health issues, according to a survey report, College Students Speak, released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

NAMI Corrects Oct. 31 Press Release on College Students Survey
Dec 04 2012
On Oct. 31, 2012, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released the survey report College Students Speak: A Survey Report on Mental Health.
The Presidential Debate: War, Peace and Mental Illness
Oct 23 2012
During the final presidential debate, in the war of words between President Obama and Governor Romney over U.S. foreign and military policy, there were three brief references to America's veterans.
It's Not About Guns: The Presidential Debate and Mental Illness
Oct 17 2012
Last night, the presidential debates finally talked about mental illness, but in the same breath as criminals and guns.
The Vice Presidential Debate: Playing "Where's Waldo?" with Mental Health Care
Oct 12 2012
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan pulled no punches in Thursday's vice presidential debate, but "mental health" and "mental illness" were never mentioned.
The Presidential Debate: Where was Mental Health?
Oct 04 2012
During the presidential debate on Wed. night, "mental health" and "mental illness" were words never spoken by President Obama or Governor Romney.