Grassley is investigating the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill to see where they get there funding.

NAMI used to be for the “consumer” but has turned into a family members who support each other…which is good, but they are heavily pro-medication and into the disease of biological model to solve problems.  They often say mental illness is biological or genetic and that people must take medication even though this is only a theory and has never been proved.

Major Foundation and Corporate Contributions Registry

1st Quarter 2009
Donor Purpose Amount

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company NAMI Depression Initiative $18,750

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company NAMI Family to Family Education Program $25,000

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Campaign for a Better Tomorrow $50,000

Michael T Riordan Family Foundation General Foundation Contribution $30,000

McNeil Pediatrics Beginnings Magazine $75,000

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards $25,000

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP NAMI Peer to Peer Education Program $100,000

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Convention $35,000

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP NAMI Depression Initiative $50,000

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Gala $50,000

Syril Lerner Foundation General Foundation Contribution $10,000

The Susan Stein Shiva Foundation General Foundation Contribution $5,000

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Gala $37,500

OptumHealth NAMI Hearts & Minds Education Program $50,000

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. NAMI MultiCultural Action Center $50,000

Eli Lilly & Company NAMI MultiCultural Action Center $112,500

Delivery Agent, Inc Cause Marketing Partnership $7,089

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company NAMI Depression Initiative $18,750

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Campaign for a Better Tomorrow $75,000

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company NAMI Family to Family Education Program $37,500

McNeil Pediatrics Beginnings Magazine $75,000

Eli Lilly & Company Campaign for a Better Tomorrow $169,000

The Rodwell Dart Memorial Foundation Teen & Young Adult Online Resource Center $30,000

The Bullen Family Foundation General Foundation Contribution $5,000

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Corporate Membership $50,000

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd Corporate Membership $50,000

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation White Paper – Mental Health Insurance Coverage $8,251

Total          $1,249,340

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