This #GivingTuesday, help those who need it most.
Every day, tens of thousands of people across Illinois face the reality of living with a mental health illness or caring for someone who does. Approximately 42,000 people rely on resources provided by NAMI Illinois each year.
NAMI Illinois is proud to be participating in #GivingTuesday on December 3, 2019. This global day of giving invites individuals to celebrate the holiday season by giving back and creating change in their communities and their world. Read More
Seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead us into the future
Summary: NAMI Illinois seeks an experienced nonprofit manager who will focus on 1) Collaborative organizational development and relationship improvement with NAMI National, local Affiliates and other stakeholders; 2) NAMI Program delivery statewide; 3) Facilitate NAMI growth across the state by means of increasing the NAMI Illinois budget and visibility through fundraising.
Overview: NAMI Illinois currently represents the association of 20 large and small affiliate organizations in Illinois, Read More
We had 71 speakers and 18 exhibitors/ sponsors to educate and enlighten our 240 attendees.
Your presence helped make this event a great success. Your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both educational and fun.
We are proud of the conference sessions that were held and have posted the presentations onto this site Click here.
By Mariah Matarazzo
National Depression Awareness Month was in October, but it is critical that we all talk openly about it all year. It’s an issue that touches so many lives: more than 17 million adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. I know because I am one of them.
October 23, 2019 By Carter Barrett Illinois Public Radio https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/how-telehealth-gives-a-rural-school-more-mental-health-services
In rural areas, access to mental health services can be limited, sometimes even more so for teens and children. And the need for these services is growing, so one Midwestern school is using technology to help bridge this gap.
Two hours south of Indianapolis is Orleans, a farming and manufacturing town, population 2,000. The highway into town passes the junior-senior high school, which sits on a large lawn. Inside, a row Read More
Oct 09, 2019 1:51 PM By Yadira Sanchez Olsen Chicago Tribune https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-mental-health-conference-st-1010-20191009-2aqyzq7vabb3bmah4gy2apbre4-story.html
Barriers minority students face when experiencing mental health issues, and how staff can provide assistance, was discussed this week at a presentation hosted at the College of Lake County.
Trusting that someone will understand what they’re going through is one key roadblock identified by speaker Melvin Hinton as one that often keeps students from reaching out for help.
Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together
Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together.
I now know that the most effective treatment requires the person with the mental illness, their doctors and their supporters to work together. Frankly, through much of my spouse’s Read More
Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.Read More