Press Releases

NAMI Statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act
Jun 23 2017

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply disappointed that the Senate health care bill unveiled today, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, will slash Medicaid benefits for critical mental health services millions of Americans need to lead productive lives.

NAMI Convention Media Advisory
Jun 20 2017

Individuals and family members affected by mental illness will be gathering together for our Annual NAMI Convention June 28-July 1. Learn more about the media events and happenings during the convention.

New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System
May 25 2017

NAMI notes that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA).

President’s FY2018 Budget Request Slashes Support for People with Mental Illness
May 23 2017

NAMI is dismayed by the President’s FY 2018 Budget, which would slash funding for programs that deeply affect the lives of people with mental illness.  

NAMI Releases Video Series On College and Mental Health
May 17 2017

NAMI has released a new video series aimed at helping college bound students and their families talk about mental health. The videos are part of the “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health” guide NAMI and the Jed Foundation released last year.

NAMI Applauds FY 2017 Budget Agreement and New Investments in Mental Health Research, Services and Housing
May 05 2017

NAMI strongly supports the bipartisan agreement on an Omnibus Appropriations bill for the remaining months of FY 2017. 

NAMI Deeply Disappointed in House Passage of American Health Care Act (AHCA)
May 04 2017

NAMI is deeply disappointed that the U.S. House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) today by a narrow 217-213 vote. The AHCA will result in an estimated 24 million Americans losing insurance coverage for mental health care at a time when our nation is currently facing a mental health crisis. 

NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Month
May 02 2017

This month, NAMI will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illness and call on all Americans to be 'Into Mental Health: Inspired, Informed, Involved.' The campaign will focus on the power of starting inspiring conversations, being informed to know the right thing to say and becoming involved with NAMI activities.

NAMI Announces Legislative Priorities for 2017
Jan 03 2017

NAMI is pleased to announce its legislative priorities for 2017 as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that policymakers maintain a focus and continue to address the needs of the mental health community.