President Trump’s Comments on Re-institutionalizing People with Mental Illness
On August 15th, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.”
In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement:
“The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to intensive treatment, not revisiting the shameful institutions of our past.
“Words matter, Mr. President. ‘These people’ are our friends, neighbors, Read More
Our Legislators Need to Better Understand Mental Health Disorders and Violence. Please Help Us Educate Our Politicians and Our Neighbors.
The previous two posts discuss two points of view – what is yours? Your voice matters. Join us for the first Political Action Advocate Committee meeting: September 5th, 2019, NAMIQN Office
Join us on September 12th and meet with local legislators to discuss the crisis in Mental Health Housing. https://namiqn.org/event-registration/?ee=1131Read More
Mental Illness and Mass Murder, By E. Fuller Torrey, WSJ.com, Aug. 4, 2019
Dr. Torrey is founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center and author of “American Psychosis.”
The FBI found 70% of shooters had ‘stressors’ or ‘concerning behaviors’ prior to the attack.
Law-enforcement agencies respond to an active shooter in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 3. Photo: joel angel juarez/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
Based on the increase in the U.S. population, there are now some one million people with Read More
The truth is that the vast majority of violence is not perpetrated by people with mental illness. Read more below:
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness are drawn into the conversation. The truth is that the vast Read More
NAMIQN’s Volunteer Thank You Celebration was a Success!
Our Executive Director Robert Keller kicked off the evening highlighting how vital volunteers are to our organization, without our 50+ active volunteers none of our programs could function. He mentioned the endless hours our Committees spend on events like our Advocacy Day in September, or the work of our Criminal Justice Committee rewriting and updating our website resources pages. And the dedication of our leaders for Family-to-Family, Basic, and Peer-to-Peer classes starting in Read More
If you, or a loved one, are currently struggling with a mental illness and also facing incarceration, we understand this is a very tough period for you. There are several organizations that can support and assist you during this period so you don’t go through this alone. These organizations provide services pre-incarceration, during incarceration and post-incarceration. They assist in a variety of ways, from advocating for individuals to serve through a community-based alternative to incarceration (Center for Alternative Sentencing and Read More