Seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead us into the future
The Executive Director will provide oversight of statewide NAMI in Illinois activities. This will include statewide program management of the education, support and advocacy programs, with the expectation that access to residents across the state will increase. This will be accomplished by working with the 20 individual NAMI Affiliates in the State, providing support and mentoring to them as appropriate.
NAMI Illinois currently represents the association of 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.
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
October 9, 2019 By Alison Pfaff, Managing Editor The Courier https://codcourier.org/12379/news/new-mental-health-law-gives-specific-guidelines-for-illinois-college-counseling-services/
The College of DuPage’s Counseling, Transfer and Advising Services will be making improvements to its support for students with mental health concerns in accordance with a new Illinois law. The legislation helps address the increase in the number of COD students seeking help at a time when the college has only two designated mental health counselors.
The “Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act” or HB2152, which passed on Aug. Read More