Why do people turn to NAMI? Sometimes they are looking for support and attend NAMI Family Support Groups or NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups. Maybe they want to know more about the illness their family member is living with and so they take the Family-to-Family class. Or perhaps their organization or school wants to educate its group about mental illness and brings in Ending the Silence or In Our Own Voice speakers.
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NAMI Illinois meets the needs of individuals and their family members living with mental illness through a host of Signature Programs. Whether you participate in a program in Rockford, Chicago, or Anchorage, Alaska, these programs use the same content and are delivered in the same way so we know that everyone is receiving the same high-quality information and support regardless of their location.
NAMI in Illinois offers the following Education Signature Programs:NAMI Basics for parents of children up to 16 years Read More
Even as a young child, Alyx Kesselring can remember feeling depressed. And with grades that fluctuated from A’s down to D’s, it’s easy to look at her school record and see when she was in the midst of a depressive episode. Yet, it wasn’t until she was an adult and experienced a major, three-month long manic episode that she received the proper diagnosis of Bipolar 1. As she describes her time in mania, “I flew high and fast, but felt Read More
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Posted: Jan 3, 2020 / 06:47 PM CST https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/new-law-making-mental-health-services-more-accessible-for-first-responders/Updated: Jan 3, 2020 / 11:11 PM CST By Treasure Roberts CIProud.com
PEORIA, Ill. — First responders take care of people daily, but some allow their mental health to fall by the wayside.
Everything firefighters and police officers experience can leave lasting effects on both their physical and mental health.
“The things that we see and the things that we do will stay with us forever,” Peoria Fire Department Chief Tony Ardis said.
“We’re fixers,” Peoria Read More
Jan 3, 2020, 3:11pm CST By Stefano Esposito Chicago Sun Times https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/3/21048685/chicago-lakeshore-hospital-moving-patients-lawsuit-abuse
All Medicare and Medicaid patients from Chicago Lakeshore Hospital in the Uptown neighborhood — described in a recent federal lawsuit as a “hospital of horrors” for children — will be moved, according to a statement from the facility Friday.
“We will continue to provide the best mental health and substance use disorder care for the residents of Chicago and Illinois while we examine our options,” the statement Read More