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A team of eight will participate in the Run Across Illinois for Mental Health as part of the Defeat the Stigma Project, beginning on Wednesday, May 17. Runners are welcomed to join the effort. The run will raise funds for NAMI-Illinois. Donations may be made at

This year’s route will start in Clinton, crossing the bridge into Fulton, and continuing to Morrison, and ending in Dixon, Illinois, on the Read More

    May 23, 2017 | By Marie Wilson and Elena Ferrarin

    Among all the sad realities about mental health care, here’s one that’s hard to shake: Money matters.

    Even comfortably middle-class suburban residents find it challenging to pay for mental health care, so the cost of treatment can be discouraging for many who need help, experts say.

    Federal and state mental health parity acts require insurance to cover mental health treatment under the same terms as other conditions. But psychiatrists say, in reality, some Read More

    May 22, 2017 | By Kevin Grimm

    When I was eleven years old, I walked through a plate glass window. There was a lot of blood, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital, panic-stricken, with a wound on my leg and another on my face. My mother was concerned that the rather superficial wound on my face would leave me disfigured for life. Because this was my first serious accident, she decided we should wait in the ER for what Read More

    May 25, 2017 |

    Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA).

    “Under the American Health Care Act, it is estimated that 23 million Americans will lose coverage for mental health care by 2026, including 14 million who will no longer be covered by Medicaid,” said Mary Giliberti, CEO of NAMI. “This will Read More

    NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Month

    Observation will call on Americans to become inspired, informed and involved


    ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This month, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illness and call on all Americans to be ‘Into Mental Health: Inspired, Informed, Involved.’ The campaign will focus on the power of starting inspiring conversations, being informed to know the right thing to say and becoming involved Read More

    April 24, 2017 | By Laura Greenstein

    Most people have experienced anxiety at some point. Running late for an important meeting, getting ready before a date, speaking publicly for the first time—anxiety is within the scope of the human experience. In fact, it’s a perfectly normal reaction to stressful situations.

    This fact is both positive and negative for people who live with anxiety conditions. It’s beneficial because most people have some understanding of what anxiety feels like, and may be more sympathetic Read More

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