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Allsup Awards Grant to National Alliance on Mental Illness
Date:7/27/2009

ouched by mental illness," said Mr. Allsup. "This grant provides another stone in the foundation NAMI is laying for a better future for people with mental illness."

An estimated one in five American families is affected by mental illnesses such as major depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder.

Since January 2009, calls to the NAMI Information HelpLine have increased by several hundred each month. The HelpLine currently receives more than 4,500 calls each month from individuals, caregivers and family members.

"The NAMI Information HelpLine is at the heart of the NAMI organization as a resource for thousands of Americans," said Michael J. Fitzpatrick, NAMI executive director. "NAMI is grateful to Allsup for their support of this vital service."

The NAMI Information HelpLine can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time. Trained volunteers and staff associates provide information, referrals and support to all who have questions about or are affected by serious mental illness.

About NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI leaders and members are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. As a national organization, NAMI focuses on mental health education, support and advocacy efforts to offer hope, raise awareness and initiate change throughout the United States.

About Allsup
Allsup, Belleville, Ill., is a leading nationwide provider of financial and Medicare-related services to people with disabilities. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, Allsup ha
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