From NAMI National, 4/2/2019 Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the appeals court upholds the decision, the invalidation of the ACA would touch nearly every corner of the health care system and would be devastating Read More
A Symbol of Hope Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.
Inscription: The Mental Health Bell: Inhumane bindings recast into a sign of hope.During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental illnesses with iron chains and shackles around their ankles and wrists. With better understanding and treatments, this cruel practice eventually stopped. In the early 1950s, Mental Health America issued a call to Read More
NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment for mental illness.
NAMI has advocated for better treatments, better legal protections and better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness for Read More