Press Releases

U.S. Senate Confronts Criminalization of People with Mental Illness
Jul 30 2003

The Campaign will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on S. 1194, legislation introduced by Senator Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) to authorize funding for collaborative grant programs between mental health and justice systems aimed at avoiding incarceration of people with mental disorders. 

Data Demands Urgent Action on New Freedom Report
Jul 23 2003

TRIAD, NAMI's Treatment/Recovery Information and Advocacy Database, released data today compiled from interviews with 3400 individuals living with serious mental illnesses in all 50 states. 

Hope insufficient: science to services is required in crisis
Jul 01 2003

"Basic research represents hope," Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda, MD, said to well over 2000 attendees during the Research Plenary at the NAMI Annual Convention Tuesday, Minneapolis, MN. "But hope is not enough when we are in crisis in our communities as indicated by this conference."

Mental Health Crisis Demands Sweeping Transformation
Jun 30 2003

TRIAD, NAMI’s newly launched Treatment/Recovery Information and Advocacy Database, released a preliminary report on data from 50 states reflecting the condition of mental health services in America.

NAMI and American Indian & Alaska Native Leaders Meet To Build Partnerships and Alliances
Jun 29 2003

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—as part of efforts to build new partnerships and alliances to confront the mental health crisis in communities throughout the United States.

Minneapolis Students Earn National Championship
Jun 25 2003

Ben Meiches and Josh Garen, students at The Blake School, Minneapolis, won the National Forensic League Championship in NAMI policy debate in Atlanta, GA this weekend. More than 91,000 students from more than 2,600 high schools nationwide competed throughout the 2002-2003 school year to qualify for the annual tournament.

Power Named to Head Federal Center for Mental Health Services
Jun 25 2003

The largest grassroots advocacy organization in America, NAMI, The Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, welcomes the selection of Kathryn Power as the new Director of the Federal Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). 

NAMI Outstanding Literature Awards
Jun 23 2003

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will honor three major authors, representing three literary genres, at its annual convention in Minneapolis on June 28-July 1, 2003. 

NAMI Ride Tributo a los Medios de Comunicacion Hispanos
Jun 19 2003

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) - Alianza Nacional para los Enfermos Mentales – hará entrega de los "Outstanding Media Awards" (Premios a los Medios de Comunicación más Destacados), en la próxima convención nacional de Minneapolis, a dos periódicos y una red de televisión por su ayuda en hacerle frente a la crisis de la salud mental en las comunidades latinas.

NAMI Announces 2003 Media Awards
Jun 12 2003

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today announced the winners of its Outstanding Media Awards for 2003, presented annually to editors, producers, reporters, writers or actors who address issues or themes involving mental illness with accuracy, fairness, and compassion.