Of the more than three million Americans believed to suffer from bipolar disorder, two-thirds are often under-diagnosed and under-treated, according to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the leading advocacy organization for people with mental illness.
What does NAMI stand for?
NAMI stands for National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (now National Alliance on Mental Illness)
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We have 45 other meanings of NAMI in our Acronym Attic
- National Association for the Mentally Handicapped of Ireland
- Nordic-Baltic Association for Medical and Health Information (est. 1994)
- Nomura Asset Management Hong Kong
- National Association of Mining History Organisations
- National Association of Minority Homeownership
- National Association of Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils (Alexandria, VA)
- National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (est. 2001; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Canada)
- North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry
- North American Model Horse Shows Association
- Nano and Advanced Materials Institute, Ltd. (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (formerly National Alliance for the Mentally Ill )
- National Association of Mental Illness (est. 1979; Arlington, VA)
- Naval Aerospace Medical Institute
- Non-Army Managed Item (US Army)
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- Non-Army Managed Items Commodity Business Unit
- Non-Army Managed Item - Commodity Business Unit (US Army)
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York City
- National Association of Mutual Insurance Agents (now National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, Inc.)
- National Arsenic Mitigation Information Centre
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Resources The American Psychological Association The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision, Washington, D.
She also helped start a local chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), a 35-year-old advocacy organization for mentally ill Americans and their family members and friends.
Regarding the role of the counselor as an advocate for social justice, we remind counselors that much of the progress that has been made in removing barriers to persons with severe mental illness has been won through the consciousness-raising and lobbying efforts of pioneering advocates, such as Clifford Beers (1907/1981) and the many generations of his followers, including the members of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
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.
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.
Other groups taking part include Americans for Democratic Action, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, the National Black Women's Health Project, the National Education Association and the National Mental Health Association.