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New Funds Jump-start Mental Illness Research

What will happen in the field of serious mental illness when human need, scientific progress and a major influx of funding converge? Scientists on Tuesday predicted that the world could … Read more

Understanding New Rules That Widen Mental Health Coverage

Long-awaited improvements in insurance coverage for mental conditions and addictions are expected to become more widely available this year as a result of two major steps that the Obama administration … Read more

2015 NAMIWalk: Calling All Walkers and Volunteers

Every journey begins with that first step! As NAMIWalks celebrates our 13th Anniversary in 2015, we are proud to be the largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising … Read more

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The Sandy Hook Tragedy: Trauma Resources

The tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School have left this nation heartbroken and we continue to grieve for each life that was lost. While information is still being revealed … Read more

White House Gun Task Force: NAMI Calls on President and Congress to “Do What’s Right” for Mental Health Care

Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) met yesterday with Vice President Joseph Biden’s task force on gun control, along with other leaders of … Read more

Early Intervention Is Key Following Sandy Hook Tragedy

From Allsup Blog by Jessica Cruz, MPA/HS, executive director, National Alliance on Mental Illness-California In the wake of the tragic events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in … Read more

Successful and Schizophrenic

Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home … Read more