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Tag: NAMI National News

NAMI’s New President Outlines Priorities For Serious Mental Illness

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…
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NAMIWalks, Our Biggest Fundraiser

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…
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Mary Giliberti Appointed To Federal Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee

8/16/2017 NAMI Chief Executive Officer Mary Giliberti has been selected to serve as a non-federal member of the Department of Health and Human Service’s Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee. The committee was established pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 to provide guidance to Congress and relevant federal agencies about advances in…
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New Year, New Agenda

AMI Announces 2017 Federal Priorities Every January, millions of Americans commit to better themselves through New Year’s resolutions. But as we know, few of us make it past the first month without a plan to guide our commitment. That’s why NAMI is ringing in the New Year with five robust resolutions aimed at a single…
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Washington Post Talks Mental Health Policy with NAMI

You go to a primary care physician, and they’ll focus on everything below the neck, but now there are concerted efforts underway to figure out how to integrate physical and mental health care.

Suicide Rate Correlations You May Not Have Known About

42,773 Americans end their own lives each year. You might assume these people have depression and/or mental illness, but there can be other factors at play.

NAMI Video En Español

NAMI presenta un vídeo corto en español que ofrece testimonios conmovedores de líderes de NAMI de la comunidad Latina sobre la esperanza de recuperación por familias e individuos que viven con enfermedades mentales y como NAMI puede ayudarnos.

To Move Beyond Stigma, We First Need to Understand It

By Barbara Thompson | Mar. 04, 2016 NAMI On Campus group promotes mental health awareness in order to help end stigma. I know what stigma is, rather, I know what stigma feels like: shameful, isolated, lonely, scary and uncertain. We all have some understanding of stigma. As mental health advocates, we work to dismantle the…
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Mental Health Bill: U.S. Senate Committee Action is Another Step Forward

Mar 17 2016 WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mary Giliberti, chief executive officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) approved S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016. “NAMI welcomes the committee’s action as another step…
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Mental Illness in the Oval Office

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 12, 2016 Living with a mental health condition makes each goal more challenging to achieve and each piece of success more impressive. For those who think that someone living with depression, bipolar disorder or any other mental health condition cannot live a full life and reach their goals, than take…
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