Press Releases

NAMI Hosts Children's Consortium Celebrating 30 Years as Policy Forum
Sep 05 2000

On September 8, 2000, the National Consortium for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services will hold its quarterly meeting, and celebrate 30 years as the forum in the nation's capital that focuses on issues which today are at the forefront of national concern.

NAMI Appeals for Justice in Georgia Death Penalty Case
Aug 22 2000

As the August 24th execution date draws near, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has called on the Georgia State Board of Pardons & Parole to commute the death sentence of Alexander Williams, convicted of kidnapping, rape and murder at the age of 17.

Letter from Laurie Flynn, Executive Director, to Walter S. Ray, Chairman, Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole
Aug 21 2000

On behalf of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), I respectfully ask you to spare the life of Alexander Williams, a man with a longstanding severe mental illness, by commuting his death sentence to a more humane alternative sentence. 

NAMI Applauds Introduction Of House Legislation Expanding Access To Mental Health Treatment
Jul 27 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally (NAMI) is pleased to support the Mental Health Early Intervention, Treatment, and Violence Prevention Act of 2000, introduced today by Representatives Ted Strickland (D-OH) and Heather Wilson (R-NM).

NAMI Supports Grassley-Kennedy Bill To End Financial Devastation of Families With Children Who Have Serious Mental Illnesses
Jul 12 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) strongly supports S. 2274, The Family Opportunity Act of 2000, and recognizes the important progress that today's Senate Budget Committee hearing represents.

Texan Chosen for Additional Term as NAMI President
Jul 07 2000

Delegates to the national convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) in California on June 14-18, 2000, elected two new members to the organization's board of directors, as well as re-electing the organization's incumbent president.

NAMI to Present Outstanding Media Awards at Annual Convention
Jun 16 2000

NAMI will present its Outstanding Media Awards during its annual convention to select members of the media for their accurate and balanced presentation of people with mental illnesses.

NAMI Applauds Bush Speech On Disability Policy
Jun 16 2000

As the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) began its 21st annual convention yesterday, attention focused for more than a moment on a speech by Governor George W. Bush (R-TX) on national disability policy, delivered more than three thousand miles away, in Portland, Maine.

Media and Entertainment Leaders Honored for Excellence On News Reports, Dramatic Portrayals of Mental Illness
Jun 16 2000

The national grassroots advocacy organization presented the NAMI Outstanding Media Awards during its 21st Annual Convention being held this week in San Diego.

NAMI Opens Annual Convention in San Diego
Jun 15 2000

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the nation's leading grassroots advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses, opens it's annual convention today at the Town & Country Resort Hotel.