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Month: January 2017

NAMI Illinois Executive Director speaks with WTAX Radio

By holly / January 30, 2017 / Comments Off on NAMI Illinois Executive Director speaks with WTAX Radio

Friday, January 27, 2017 National Alliance on Mental Illness, Illinois Executive Director Mary Colleran In light of the incident earlier this week where a Springfield police officer shot a man … Read more

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Providers reflect on the uncertain future of behavioral health

By lynseybates / January 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Providers reflect on the uncertain future of behavioral health

WSIL — Programs that serve at-risk youth are shutting down due to Illinois’ budget crisis. Now, other agencies struggle to fill in the gaps. “Our worry is January 1st is … Read more

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One tragedy is one too many: Increasing suicide rates of female veterans in Illinois

By lynseybates / January 4, 2017 / Comments Off on One tragedy is one too many: Increasing suicide rates of female veterans in Illinois

According to Tammy Duckworth, the senator-elect for Illinois, mental health issues “are combat wounds” that can lead to suicide. In the United States, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide every day; … Read more

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How virtual reality can help you conquer your worst fears

By lynseybates / January 4, 2017 / Comments Off on How virtual reality can help you conquer your worst fears

Name your fear. A sense of dread strikes you at the thought of having to hop onto a crowded train. You squirm as the doctor approaches you with a needle. … Read more

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Our Senior Citizens Are Suffering A Loneliness Epidemic – Can VR Be The Cure?

By lynseybates / January 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Our Senior Citizens Are Suffering A Loneliness Epidemic – Can VR Be The Cure?

Can bringing the joy of travel, discovery, and old memories to people who can’t experience them firsthand combat the physical and mental affects of loneliness and isolation? Ninety-two-year-old Estelle Paris … Read more

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