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NAMI Illinois is pleased to announce the three candidates for the 2019 – 2020 NAMI Illinois Board of Directors election! Members will vote in the candidates during the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 19 at the Annual Conference.
An interview with Lisa Guardiola, Vice President of NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago, about her personal experience in the mental health industry, her time with NAMI, and how NAMI helped save her life.
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If you are still undecided about attending the NAMI Illinois 2019 State Conference, we have some examples of the not-to-be-missed comprehensive schedule to help you make your decision.
If you’re a family member of someone living with mental illness, consider these possibilities: a session on how Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) of police officers will help when you need to call for assistance; one where a lawyer instructs how to establish trusts for your family member; or, a session Read More
Some experts in Illinois want to bring mental health care providers to remote areas of the state lacking such services through telepsychiatry, which uses video conferencing to connect psychiatrists with patients.
Telepsychiatry has been in use in Illinois and other parts of the country, but there is legislation on the governor’s desk that would authorize Medicaid to pay for such treatment, said Mark Heyrman of Mental Health America of Illinois, a nonprofit organization Read More
September 9, 2019, 7:35 p.m. The Times Weekly http://thetimesweekly.com/news/2019/sep/09/mental-health-services-police-and-firefighters-now/
Illinois firefighters and law enforcement officers will now have a new law in place to help end the mental health stigma in their field. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) lent her support to House Bill 2766, which will ensure individuals tasked with providing peer support counseling to law enforcement and firefighters are properly trained. The measure was recently signed into law.Read More
Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal access to care and more.
By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis
I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something called “psychosis” has affected my brain.
Most people understand psychosis to be seeing, hearing and believing things that are not real. Simple. However, it is not easy Read More