Thursday, July 22, 2010

NAMI's ties with the pharmaceutical industry

Today's post is simply a placeholder so I can refer to it in future posts if challenged to "prove" that NAMI cannot be an unbiased source of information about the medications your relative is taking.

Check out the NAMI Corporate Contributions page for the first quarter of 2010. Seeing all those pharmaceutical companies on the list doesn't look like there is much incentive for NAMI to find other sources of funding.

The NAMI webpage states: The list reflects contributions only to the national organization. NAMI state organizations and affiliates are separate entities and where appropriate are established independently as non-profit 501c3 organizations.


  1. I read that 75% of NAMI's support comes from the pharmaceutical industry. I wrote about the circle of support recently. NAMI encourages the participants of the support groups they run to heed the warnings of the psychiatrists to follow the drug regimes that are laid out for the newly diagnosed. The newly diagnosed and their families are directed to learn about mental illness through the programs provided by their local NAMI chapter. They keep each other well fed.

  2. Not to mention NAMI very much approves of forced drugging.


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