Next session Coming in June 2020,
6:30 – 8:30 PM CDT
Event is free, but registration is required
NAMI Family & Friends is a 2-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. It provides information about mental illness, how to help a friend or family member who lives with a mental illness, and how to take care of yourself if you are in a Read More
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as physical distancing continues, it is more important than ever to keep tabs on your own mental health and to check in with loved ones.
From fear over health or employment concerns to searching for relief from life’s daily social pressures – and everything in between – how people are coping may vary widely. Regardless of your circumstances, now is a great time to check in on your mental health toolbox Read More
As the stay-at-home order continues in Illinois, parents are juggling a variety of roles, tackling both work and personal responsibilities, acting as teachers, and seeking new ways to access support services during an extended period of uncertainty.
In NAMI’s recent Ask the Expert Webinar, Dr. Meghan Walls, a pediatric psychologist, provided a framework for supporting children of all ages during physical distancing. Most importantly, extending some extra grace to both kids and Read More
Teena Mackey, President of NAMI Will-Grundy for the past 6 years, is seeing firsthand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on NAMI affiliates. She shares her observations here.
As the leader of NAMI Will-Grundy, what changes have you seen since the advent of the Coronavirus?
Initially, as a result of the shelter-in-place order our calls for support actually diminished; the tendency to isolate is a typical reaction to the triggers of symptoms of mental illness, so Read More
NAMI ResourcesNAMI HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI (6264) (M-F 9 am – 5 pm) NAMI Illinois COVID-19 Resources: https://namiillinois.org/other-mental-health-resources-available/ NAMI National COVID-19 Resources: https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/NAMI-HelpLine/COVID-19-Information-and-Resources NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide (English) La Guía COVID-19 (Español) NAMI National Resource Directory: https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Images/FactSheets/NAMINationalResourceDirectory.pdf
Illinois ResourcesIllinois Call4Calm Text Line: If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, Read More
Up to one in five women will develop postpartum depression, a condition that can adversely affect the thoughts, emotions and functioning of mothers, as well as the mental health of their partners and children.
Adjusting to parenthood after delivery is challenging under normal circumstances, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic. Concerns about exposure to COVID-19, combined with physical distancing Read More