Registration is open for NAMI Illinois’ 2020 State Conference, which will be taking place online this year on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th.
This year’s theme is Driving Change: The New Future of Mental Health. Its focus centers on the dramatic increase in the need for services due to COVID-19 for:Many who are experiencing the challenges of anxiety and depression for the first time. Those living with mental health conditions Read More
NAMI Illinois is honored to have two esteemed keynote speakers at this year’s Virtual State Conference.
NAMI CEO Dan Gillison, Jr. and David Albert, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Mental Health at the Illinois Department of Human Services, will both address the impact of what is happening in 2020 on the current mental health landscape within NAMI and for residents across the state of Illinois, and how we can move forward from here.
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Fermina Ponce is an award-winning author from Colombia who uses her writing talent to help others heal from the trauma of mental illness. A member of NAMI Kane-South, DeKalb and Kendall Counties, she will soon be training to be Connection Recovery Support Group facilitator and will be a presenter at the NAMI IL 2020 State Conference.
1. Please tell us a little bit about the presentation you will be making at the NAMI Illinois 2020 Virtual State Conference.
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Sept 2, 2020 By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Associated Press U.S. News https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-09-02/depression-anxiety-spike-amid-outbreak-and-turbulent-times
Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests.
In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of U.S. adults surveyed reported at least some signs of depression, such as hopelessness, feeling like a failure or getting little pleasure from doing things. That’s double the rate from a different survey Read More
Sep 2, 2020 News Medical Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200902/UIC-receives-grant-to-better-prepare-doctors-to-treat-substance-use-mental-health-conditions.aspx
The University of Illinois Chicago has received a $2.5 million grant to better prepare primary care physicians to treat substance use disorders and mental health conditions in rural and urban underserved populations.
The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, will be used to provide medical faculty more exposure, education and training in screening, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment for substance use and mental health Read More
Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life
I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was too tired, but because I was too sad. It was during a time in my life when I was coping with a lot: My parents were getting a divorce, I had been in a car accident and one of my classmates died by suicide. At sixteen, the gravity of these Read More