August 2019 News Listing

Advocates slam Trump for remarks on mental illness.

Mental health advocates chastised President Trump for saying the U.S. could fight gun violence by reopening institutions to keep “mentally deranged and dangerous” people off the streets, saying it could stigmatize patients who thrive in their communities, while allowing hateful shooters to hide behind the banner of mental illness. Advocates also said care has come more

A Note on Recent Events from NAMI.

NAMI is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred [in California and] 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 more

Opinions No, Mr. President. Hate is not a mental illness.

By Pete Earley August 7 at 1:49 PM Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the number of Americans who are white. It is 250 million. This version has been updated. Pete Earley is the parent designate on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, created by Congress. He is the author of more

Experts: Mental illness not main driver of mass shootings.

President Donald Trump’s focus on “mentally ill monsters” oversimplifies the role of mental illness in public mass shootings and downplays the ease with which Americans can get firearms, experts said. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun,” Trump said Monday , addressing weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio that killed 31 people. more