9/14/2018 In partnership with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and other organizations, NAMI filed suit today to invalidate the federal short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. The legal challenge seeks a temporary injunction against the recently issued STLD rule, which would expand the availability of plans that do … Continue reading NAMI And Others File Lawsuit Against The Short-Term, Limited Duration Plan Final Rule
Background on Short Term Limited Duration Rule Change On Wednesday, August 2, 2018, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury released a final rule that will expand the availability of certain health insurance plans that are not required to cover people with pre-existing conditions or provide coverage for mental health … Continue reading Parity Rule Change to Health Insurance Will Impact Mental Health Treatment
Author: Adrienne Kennedy, MA – 7/17/2018 On June 30, among the 15 of my board member peers, I was elected to serve as President of the NAMI Board of Directors for 2018/2019. I am honored and humbled to be provided the opportunity to represent the hundreds of thousands of families, peers and avid supporters who comprise this … Continue reading NAMI’s New President Outlines Priorities For Serious Mental Illness
Washington Post Live National Alliance on Mental Illness CEO: ‘Care is care’ when treating serious mental illness Mary Giliberti, CEO of National Alliance on Mental Illness, warns that serious mental illness is often referred to as the “greatest health disparity that nobody is talking about.” June 13, 2018 | 7:45 AM EDT See Washington Post … Continue reading “Care is Care” When Treating Serious Mental Illness
5/9/2018 NAMI is pleased to announce the launch of Serving Safely, a national initiative to help police and sheriffs’ departments effectively respond to mental health crises. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, “Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities” will be a one-stop shop for communities—specifically … Continue reading New Initiative Helps Keep People With Mental Illness Out Of Jail
1/3/2018 NAMI has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This rating shows that NAMI adheres to best practices and fulfills our mission in a financially efficient way. “NAMI’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only … Continue reading NAMI Gets Four Stars From Charity Navigator
NAMIWalks Shatters Previous Fundraising Record! Did you know that more than 90% of funds raised by our 80+ NAMIWalks all over the country stay with the NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates that host the events? In 2017, we hit a new all-time fundraising high with $11.3 million! Last year we raised $10.8 million. We also … Continue reading NAMIWalks, Our Biggest Fundraiser
In recognition of Veterans Day, NAMI is launching a short course about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The online course was created for service members and veterans, but is also helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event.
This summer, with the help of your advocacy, we defeated Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And just a few weeks ago, we fought back again against the dangerous Graham-Cassidy health reform bill. Attacks on the healthcare system continue, so please contact your senators and tell them to support a bipartisan effort and protect mental health coverage for millions of Americans.
We won because of advocates like you. You called, tweeted, emailed and talked with your members of Congress about the importance of protecting mental health care. Thank you for your tireless dedication to the mental health movement.