The NAMIWalks fundraising program is on a record-breaking pace following the “Spring United Day of Hope” on May 21, while NAMI’s New York City affiliate set a record-breaking milestone of its own.
In the first lawsuit of its kind to go to trial in the United States, a federal court late last week held that a long-term disability policy which provides lower benefits for people with severe mental illnesses than other medical disorders is unfair and discriminatory.
Trauma is a part of life. Yet, from early ages, most of us don’t learn how to respond to trauma, how to manage it or how to heal from it. We often downplay the gravity of a lot of life’s experiences, believing only the “big and loud ones,” like watching a loved one di...
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 8 to 24, and male Alaska Native youth aged 10-24 have the highest rate of suicide of all demographic groups.
Surgeon General David Satcher has demonstrated great leadership in recognizing suicide as a major public health problem and in initiating a national dialogue to identify real solutions.
We commend Dr. David Satcher, the Surgeon General, for his Call to Action to Prevent Suicide, published last year, along with his recent Report on Mental Health—the first in the nation’s history.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill today launched a national protest against the new Jim Carrey movie, Me, Myself & Irene, which is scheduled to premiere in Hollywood on June 15 and be released nationally on June 23-claiming that the movie and its promotional campaig...
It's called "suicide by cop," in which a suicidal individual deliberately seeks to create a dangerous situation so that police are forced to shoot. Like Mr. Pickett, sometimes the person is only wounded. Other times, the shooting is fatal.
NAMI is pleased to partner with HBO to help direct people to treatment information that can save lives.
As President Bush’s “New Freedom” Commission on Mental Health moves toward release of its final report in April 2003, the NLGA is seeking to rally public awareness of the need to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses.
Thousands of Americans will take to the streets next month to support research, education and advocacy to improve the lives of people living with mental illnesses.
The nation’s mental health system is in crisis and President Bush’s New Freedom Commission is challenging all of us to lead.
Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illnesses, has issued this statement:
Twice as many Americans live with schizophrenia than with HIV/AIDS, but a major report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reveals most Americans are unfamiliar with the disease.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a new brochure, Women and Depression, about the many dimensions of major depression in women. It can be downloaded at www.nami.org/womendepression .
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is honored this week by President-elect Barack Obama’s selection of NAMI Montana executive director, Matt Kuntz, to accompany him on his whistle stop tour between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. en route to Obama’s inauguration...
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new national program to educate high school students about mental illness.
Forty-nine thousand—12 percent—of currently uninsured adults in Arizona who would receive health care coverage through Medicaid restoration are living with mental illness, according to a national report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) scheduled for offic...
The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) will honor 23 doctors as Exemplary Psychiatrists at the American Psychiatric Association's ( APA ) annual conference in New York City on May 4.