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May 2, 2017

NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Month

Observation will call on Americans to become inspired, informed and involved

 

ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This month, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illness and call on all Americans to be ‘Into Mental Health: Inspired, Informed, Involved.’ The campaign will focus on the power of starting inspiring conversations, being informed to know the right thing to say and becoming involved Read More

    April 24, 2017 | By Laura Greenstein

    Most people have experienced anxiety at some point. Running late for an important meeting, getting ready before a date, speaking publicly for the first time—anxiety is within the scope of the human experience. In fact, it’s a perfectly normal reaction to stressful situations.

    This fact is both positive and negative for people who live with anxiety conditions. It’s beneficial because most people have some understanding of what anxiety feels like, and may be more sympathetic Read More

    April 07, 2017 | By Emily Johnson

    I live with a high-functioning depression in my life, and in the workplace. I’ve been struggling since 2015, when I thought it was just fatigue. Medication and therapy have helped me feel better, but I still experience depressive episodes. Sometimes going to the office seems close to impossible—even though I love my job. And like most others, I can’t take the liberty to refuse regular income and stop working for a while. But what Read More

    April 14, 2017 | By Chandra Lye

    The Illinois Supreme Court has instituted a program that it believes will boost sensitivity to diversity and mental health issues in the legal profession in the state.

    The Amended Supreme Court Rule 794(d) requires that all lawyers in the state complete an hour of diversity and inclusion continuing lawyer education (CLE) as well as another hour of mental health and substance abuse training as part of the Professional Responsibility CLE requirement.

    Attorneys will still be permitted Read More

    May 1, 2017 | By Matt Hopf

    Mike Rein made sure to crack some jokes about the windy and rainy conditions Monday morning, but the executive director of Transitions of Western Illinois also expressed the importance of Mental Health Month.

    “It’s a time for us to remind the community and all of our citizens the importance of mental health services and encourage people to recognize the symptoms of mental illness and encourage their friends to seek treatments if they identify them,” Rein Read More

    By Laura Greenstein | Mar. 29, 2017

    Together, we are a movement. Our movement explains what it really means to experience mental illness. Our movement shows people experiencing mental illness that they are not alone and there is hope. While it’s a slow process, our movement is becoming louder and more persistent every time a celebrity speaks out, an article is published or an individual shares their personal story. Our movement is growing, strengthening and becoming more Read More

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