National Alliance for the Mentally Ill


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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

 (NAMI)
a national self-help and advocacy group composed of persons with mental illness and their family members. Its work includes developing new treatment approaches and advocating problems to legislators and the public.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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A July 1999 national survey of parents and other caregivers by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill backs that up.
A 1999 study by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of NIMH's 1997 research grants ("A Mission Forgotten: The Failure of the National Institute of Mental Health To Do Sufficient Research in Severe Mental Illnesses") reported that only 8 percent of its total grant funds were allocated for research on clinical or treatment aspects of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder combined.
In fact, at the annual meeting of the New Mexico chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, family members were encouraged to call 911 and ask for a CIT officer should a crisis situation occur.
Parents of children with mental health needs are told at an alarming rate (one in four according to a recent study released by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) that they must relinquish physical and legal custody of their children in order to get the services they desperately need.
The card lists the contact number of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill for further information.
According to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, between 25 to 40 percent of America's mentally ill will come into contact with the criminal justice system.
An outreach coordinator for the greater Milwaukee chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Williams is involved in the effort to heighten awareness and eradicate the stigma of mental illness in the Black community.
It finally came out that Eli Lilly is a big donor to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and they have millions of dollars to propagandize their views.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the family support group, estimates about one family in five is affected.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is urging advertisers to pull support from ABC's "Wonderland" because they say the show "reinforces ignorance and stigma" regarding mental illness.
The Virginia legislation, coupled with partial parity bills passed in New Jersey and California, give evidence of a trend, contends Bob Carolla, who monitors state lawmaking on mental health issues for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Arlington, Va.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill claims that "the new bill provides full parity for people with serious brain disorders." That could well describe some cases of schizophrenia, but surely would not describe heretofore nonsevere mental illnesses, such as anorexia nervosa and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder--both newly defined in the bill as "severe mental illnesses." The House bill even includes parity for substance abuse.

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