Press and Media

Welcome to the NAMI Newsroom! Every day, the media publishes stories about mental health. As a leading voice in the mental health community, NAMI can help journalists and thought leaders shape their messages by providing knowledgeable spokespeople, statistics and personal stories of people living with mental illness.

NAMI has numerous resources available for the press and media, including:

  • Press Releases: Browse through statements and announcements from NAMI about the latest mental health news.
     
  • Public Service Announcements and Videos: View and download from NAMI’s broadcast-ready video archive of inspirational stories, PSAs, educational shorts and more.
     
  • Surveys and Reports: Read the latest opinion surveys and policy reports to explore the experiences of individuals, families, caregivers and members of the public on an array of important topics.
     
  • Infographics and Statistics: Learn the latest information on mental health and download statistics in easily-digestible and readable infographics.
     
  • Spokespersons: Lend a voice to your story. From thought leaders to psychiatrists to people with lived experience, NAMI has the right expert for your piece.

Recent Press Releases

NAMI Applauds the Introduction of the Commander John Scott Hannon VA Mental Health Improvement Act of 2019
Mar 13 2019
Landmark legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate today to help reduce veteran suicides and improve mental health outcomes. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will increase access to mental health care, expand diagnostic research and authorize new programs to combat veteran suicides. 
Mental Health and Lung Health Advocates Unite to Address Smoking Epidemic among Those with Mental Illness
Oct 24 2018

NAMI is joining forces with Quitter’s Circle®, an online quit-smoking community, to help overcome the unique barriers associated with smoking cessation in the mental health community. 

 
7 Health Organizations File Lawsuit Against the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Plan Final Rule
Sep 14 2018

Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association (APA), AIDS United, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Little Lobbyists today filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies.