Earlier this year, PacifiCare, California's second largest health maintenance organization (HMO), removed two antidepressants, Prozac and Zoloft, and one antipsychotic, Risperdal, from its list of covered drugs -- a decision which leaves consumers with few choices in drug th...
A paper published today (Nov. 12) in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) provides further evidence that equitable health insurance is affordable, according to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).
On the eve of a news conference with former First Lady Rosalyn Carter at the U.S. Capitol (Nov. 29 at 11AM), the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)) says that the fate of legislation strengthening health insurance parity for mental illnesses lies in the hands of o...
As the third weekend of "NAMIWALKS for the Mind of America" begins, the final report and recommendations of President Bush’s "New Freedom" Commission on Mental Health are expected soon .
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the nation’s largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illnesses, convened a symposium on American Indian & Alaska Native Mental Health Care at its annual convention...
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) announced today that Magellan Health Services, Inc., the nation’s largest manager of mental health and substance abuse services has expanded their program sponsorship of NAMI’s national Provider Education Program.
One in 10 children has a mental health condition that causes significant impairment and more than half of all lifetime cases begin by age 14, the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) reported today, but only one-third get the help they need.
Arlintgon, Va.--The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) has issued the second alert in a series reminding editors, reporters and others to ask candidates for public office what they will do about the nation's mental health crisis.
Asian American teenage girls have the highest rate of depressive symptoms of any racial, ethnic or gender group according to a report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ).
Up to 30 percent of currently uninsured adults who would receive health care coverage through state Medicaid expansions are individuals living with mental illness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) reported today.
One of the best steps in recovery from mental illness is a job, but the national unemployment rate for individuals receiving public mental health services is approximately 80 percent, according to a report issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that local radio and television stations and broadcast networks have provided more than $44.3 million in free airtime to the critical issue of mental health through its OK2TALK Public Service Announcement (PSA) ca...
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 r...
NAMI announced the nationwide expansion of their flagship teen program, Ending the Silence, due to a generous gift from Former Second Lady of the United States, Tipper Gore.
During the month of May, NAMI will launch the WhyCare? awareness campaign for Mental Health Month. The campaign emphasizes how the “power of caring” can make a life-changing impact on the more than 40 million people in the U.S. who face the day-to-day reality of having a men...
Mental health screening is essential to early identification and intervention of youth living with mental health conditions.
"I will always struggle with my depression, mania and anxiety, but I have committed to over coming it."
If you are good at developing a tapestry, your stitches will be neat and the same dimension every try. When you have a mental illness, creating the tapestry is a lot more difficult.
The summer going into my junior year of high school, I started to feel different…A month or two after being diagnosed, the thoughts came. I had a plan to end my life.
My diagnosis was just a fluke, I told myself. Two years later, back at home in Indiana, the symptoms returned. This time worse than the first time.