Press Releases

Mental Health Care: NAMI Report Finds Insurance Discrimination, Lack of Transparency under Parity Laws
Apr 01 2015

Health insurance plans are falling short in coverage of mental health and substance abuse conditions according to a report issued today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), based on a survey of 2,720 consumers and an analysis of 84 insurance plans in 15 states.

NAMI and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Announce Partnership for Broader Mental Health Education, Awareness, and Support Nationwide
Mar 17 2015

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc.® have launched a new partnership to expand mental health education, awareness, and support activities on the campuses of colleges and universities and in local communities.

10 Warning Signs
Mar 10 2015

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched "Say It Out Loud," a program for faith communities and civic organizations to use in reaching out to youth, ages 14 to 18, to start conversations about mental health.

Mental Health Reforms Have Slowed Since the Newtown Tragedy
Dec 09 2014

Momentum for reform of the nation's mental health care system slowed in 2014 as a result of failure by Congress to enact comprehensive mental health care legislation and a decrease in the number of states strengthening investment in mental health services, according to a report released by NAMI.

NAMI Applauds Federal Stay of Texas Execution of Scott Panetti
Dec 03 2014

NAMI is grateful to the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for staying tonight's scheduled execution of Scott Panetti, a man who has lived with severe schizophrenia for more than 30 years. 

Mental Health and the Holiday Blues
Nov 19 2014

According to a recent survey, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that approximately 24% of people with a diagnosed mental illness find that the holidays make their condition “a lot” worse and 40% “somewhat” worse.”

Do You Know the Symptoms?
Oct 02 2014

MIAW is a time for education about mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other medical conditions that affect a person's thinking, feelings moods, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, VA Senator Creigh Deeds, other Mental Health Advocates to Urge Congress to Pass Comprehensive Mental Mealth Legislation as Part of NAMI's "National Day of Action" for Mental Health
Aug 26 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, today announced that it will launch a National Day of Action for Mental Health on Thursday, September 4th during its annual convention in Washington, DC. As part of the National Day of Action, conference attendees will visit Capitol Hill offices to urge legislators to pass comprehensive mental health reform legislation.

Election Day Countdown: 'Mental Health Gets My Vote'; Voting Rights of People with Mental Illness are Protected
Aug 17 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has unveiled an Elections 2010 website  for grassroots advocates to use in reminding candidates for public office that "Mental Health Gets My Vote."

Connect 4 Mental Health® Announces 2014 Community Innovation Awards Call for Entries
Aug 05 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), along with Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck, today announced the launch of the Connect 4 Mental Health® (C4MH) Community Innovation Awards program