Press Releases

Senator Ted Kennedy: A Member of the NAMI Family
Aug 26 2009
NAMI mourns the passing of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a true champion for individuals and families affected by serious mental illness. This is a profound loss for the NAMI family.
President Obama Addresses Mental Health Care at New Hampshire Town Hall Meeting
Aug 12 2009

President Obama shared his vision for health care reform—and stressed his support of mental health parity—at a New Hampshire town hall meeting on Aug. 11.

Stephen H. Feinstein, Ph.D., of Kansas Elected NAMI National Board President
Aug 11 2009
Stephen H. Feinstein, Ph.D., of Louisburg, Kansas is the new president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness board of directors.
Death Penalty and Mental Illness: Families of Victims Speak out at National Convention; "Double Tragedies" Report Released
Jul 06 2009
For the first time, families of murder victims have joined with families of persons with mental illness who have been executed to speak out against the death penalty.
NAMI Observes Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Jul 01 2009
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reminds Americans that July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for public education about serious mental illness in diverse communities.
Convention to Honor NAMI Leaders
Jun 18 2009

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present more than 20 awards at its national convention in San Francisco, July 5-9, 2009, honoring exemplary leadership at the national, state and local levels. Below is a partial list that includes only NAMI leaders. Detailed information and additional awards can be found on pages 8-10 of the convention program that is now available on the NAMI Web site.

NAMI Launches New PSA Campaign
Jun 18 2009

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released "Puzzle Pieces," a new public service announcement (PSA) initiative that encourages people to connect with each other through NAMI to help themselves, their families and their friends who live with mental illness.

NAMI Applauds America's Exemplary Psychiatrists
May 19 2009
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honored 41 doctors as “Exemplary Psychiatrists” at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual conference in San Francisco today.
NAMI Magazine Cover Story Features President Obama
May 13 2009

The 2009 spring issue of the NAMI Advocate Magazine features a cover story about two conversations Matt Kunz of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) had with President Barack Obama on the mental health needs of America’s veterans.

Goldie Hawn Champions Children’s Mental Health
May 07 2009
In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Goldie Hawn, child advocate and founder of The Hawn Foundation, campaigned for effective children’s mental health programs at a Congressional briefing today.