Press Releases

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. 

NAMI Celebrates Senate Passage of HR 34
Dec 07 2016

NAMI applauds and celebrates the U.S. Senate’s passage of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that sets a foundation for improving mental health care for millions of Americans. With the Senate’s passage, HR 34 now goes to President Obama’s desk for final signature into law.

NAMI Applauds Passage of Landmark Mental Health Reforms
Dec 01 2016

NAMI applauds a significant victory for the mental health community with the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act. 

Connect 4 Mental Health™ Announces 2016 Community Innovation Award Recipients
Nov 16 2016

For the third year, the Community Innovation Awards program honors four local organizations for innovative approaches to improving mental health.

NAMI Survey Report: Too Many Gaps in Mental Health Insurance Coverage
Nov 15 2016

A report by NAMI reveals new information about the gap between health insurance coverage of mental health and substance abuse conditions and that of other medical conditions.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals Announces New National Service Project with NAMI
Oct 20 2016

HOSA-Future Health Professionals and NAMI are pleased to announce a partnership which will focus on engaging youth around mental illness.

Mental Health Parity: NAMI Tells Congress that Enforcement of Federal Law is Needed; NAMI Study Cited
Sep 09 2016

NAMI is calling for legislation to ensure enforcement of the 2008 federal mental health insurance "parity" law and expanded coverage under the 2009 Affordable Care Act.

National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Jed Foundation Release Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health, A Guide for Families on Starting a Conversation About Mental Health
Aug 31 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED), today released “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health,” a guide to help students and parents talk about mental health.