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Month: March 2019

Illinois lawmaking panel approves requiring mental health classes in public schools

By lynseybates / March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Illinois lawmaking panel approves requiring mental health classes in public schools

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — An Illinois House panel has approved a plan that would require classes on mental health. State Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is pushing the idea. … Read more

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Measure Aims To Help Justice-Involved Children Access Mental Health Services

By lynseybates / March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Measure Aims To Help Justice-Involved Children Access Mental Health Services

pixabay/Anemone123 (CC0) An Illinois Senate bill aims to help children who are at risk of entering state custody because of issues caused by untreated mental illness. The measure comes as states grapple with … Read more

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Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

By lynseybates / March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper … Read more

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

By lynseybates / March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, … Read more

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